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US Senate confirms Earl Miller as next ambassador to Bangladesh

  • Published at 02:22 pm October 13th, 2018
File photo of U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller Courtesy

He will be officially sworn in before arriving in Dhaka to present his credentials to the president

The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of Earl R Miller as the next US ambassador to Bangladesh.

The ambassador-designate must still be officially sworn in before arriving in Dhaka to present his credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid, according to a post by the official Facebook page of the US Embassy, Dhaka.

Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the US ambassador to Botswana- a position he has held since 2014, reports UNB. 

Prior to his role as chief of mission (COM) in Botswana, he served as consul general in Johannesburg, South Africa (2011 - 2014), and Regional Security Officer (RSO) at embassies in New Delhi, India (2008-2011), Baghdad, Iraq (2007-2008), and Jakarta, Indonesia, (2004 - 2007).

Ambassador Miller has served as senior regional security officer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2000-2003), assistant special agent in charge, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), Boston Field Office, Boston, Massachusetts (1998-2000) and senior regional security officer, Gaborone, Botswana (1995-1998).

He served in DSS headquarters in Washington (1994 - 95) and field offices in Miami (1990 - 93) and San Francisco (1987 - 88). 

He was assistant RSO in San Salvador, El Salvador (1988 - 90). He served as an officer in the US Marine Corps (1981-1984) and US Marine Corps Reserve (1985-1992).

Miller earned a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1981 and graduated from the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia in 1994, according to the website of US Department of State.