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Ambassador (Ret) John M. Jones


Ambassador Jones holds a BA in History from Howard University, a JD from Howard University, and MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and an MS in Strategic Studies from the National War College.


Ambassador (ret.) John Jones has forty years of domestic and international experience with the United States Foreign Service. Prior to becoming United States Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in 2008, he was Special Advisor to the Coordinator for Stabilization and Reconstruction at the US Department of State. Earlier, he had served thirteen months as Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Diyala Province, Iraq and was Deputy Team Leader for the Joint (State-DOD) Inspection Team for the Evaluation of Police Training in Afghanistan. He has also held multiple domestic State Department assignments along with serving as State Department Representative to the Foreign Terrorist Asset Targeting Group.  His foreign assignments include the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Iraq and Guyana.  He was awarded the Expeditionary Service Award for his service in Iraq.

In addition to his government service, Ambassador Jones has also been an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Insurance at Pennsylvania State University and an adjunct professor with George Mason University’s School of Law, School of Business, and Schar School of Policy and Government, teaching courses in Business Law, Business Legal Ethics, and the Government Inter-Agency Process.


US Diplomacy, Political Military Affairs 

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