Sunday, August 28, 2011

US Ambassador to Vietnam: David Shear - Tân Đại sứ Mỹ chào Việt Nam - RFA


Voice of Vietnamese Americans congratulates Ambassador David Shear and wishes the Ambassador all the best.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans congratulates the new US-Ambassador to Vietnam and his family. Ambassador Shear represents the United States in Vietnam and will be the first person to convey requests from Voice of Vietnamese Americans to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Voice of Vietnamese Americans sincerely thanks the Ambassador for his unequivocal role in promoting the understanding of the two nations and the convergence of values between the two culture. Voice of Vietnamese Americans will support the Ambassador in this special role and wishes the Ambassador and his family all the best.

Tiếng Nói Người Mỹ gốc Việt xin chúc mừng Tân Đại Sứ David Shear trong vai trò Đại Sứ tại Việt Nam . Đại Sứ Shear sẽ là người chính thức đại diện Hoa Kỳ và giúp chuyển đạt đề nghị của người Mỹ gốc Việt đến chính quyền nước Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam . Tiếng Nói Người Mỹ Gốc Việt xin được hết lòng hỗ trợ và xin kính chúc ông thành công với mọi điều tốt đẹp nhất trong vai trò này .

David Shear
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

Term of Appointment:
August 2011 to present

David B. Shear was sworn in as Ambassador to Vietnam on August 4, 2011. He joined the Foreign Service in 1982. He has served in Sapporo, Beijing, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur. In Washington, he has served in the Offices of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Affairs and as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in 2008-2009 and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 2009-2011.

Mr. Shear was a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University’s institute for the Study of Diplomacy 1998-99. He is the recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and the Defense Department’s Civilian Meritorious Service Award for his work in U.S. Japan defense relations.

Mr. Shear graduated from Earlham College and has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He has attended Waseda University, Taiwan National University, and Nanjing University. He and his wife Barbara have a first degree rank in the practice of Kendo, or Japanese fencing. He speaks Chinese and Japanese. The Shears have a college-age daughter.

Source: State Department

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