Brandon H. Grove, Jr.

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"Ambassador Grove’s diplomatic career spans 35 years in the United States Foreign Service under 9 presidents and 12 secretaries of state. Born in Chicago, he holds degrees from Bard College and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. During the Korean War he served as a boat group commander in the Navy’s amphibious force in the Pacific. His diplomatic assignments took him to posts in Africa, India, East and West Berlin, and Jerusalem, where he was consul general during Israel’s war with Lebanon. In 1974, Brandon Grove became the first U.S. diplomat accredited to East Germany, where he opened the American embassy in Berlin. Later he served as President Reagan’s ambassador to Zaire. During the first Bush administration, he was responsible for foreign affairs training throughout our government, coordinating the design and construction of a permanent campus for the Foreign Service Institute at Arlington Hall, Virginia. Ambassador Grove is president emeritus of the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs. In June 2005, the University of Missouri Press published his acclaimed autobiography, Behind Embassy Walls: The Life and Times of an American Diplomat." [1]

He served as the Task Force Executive Director for the USIP's Genocide Prevention Task Force.

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References

  1. Brandon H. Grove, Jr., ushmm, accessed January 18, 2011.