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Philip Seth Goldberg (born August 1, 1956)[1] is an American diplomat and government official who has served as the United States Ambassador to the Philippines and Bolivia, and Chief of the U.S. Mission in UN-administered Kosovo. He has served in Washington as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. From June 2009 until June 2010, he was Coordinator for Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1874 (Sanctions) on North Korea. He has also been Charge d'affaires, a.i. at the U.S. embassies in Chile and Cuba. Goldberg holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service.

Philip Seth Goldberg
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United States Ambassador to Colombia
Nominee
Assumed office
TBD*
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byKevin Whitaker
United States Ambassador to Cuba
Acting
In office
11 February 2018 – 20 July 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byLawrence Gumbiner
Succeeded byMara Tekach
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
In office
2 December 2013 – 4 November 2016
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byHarry Thomas
Succeeded bySung Y. Kim
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
In office
February 16, 2010 – November 21, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byRandall Fort
Succeeded byDaniel Smith
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
In office
October 13, 2006 – September 14, 2008
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byDavid Greenlee
Succeeded byKrishna Urs (Acting)
Chief of Mission of the U.S. Office in Pristina
In office
28 July 2004 – 4 July 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMarcie Ries
Succeeded byTina Kaidanow
United States Ambassador to Chile
Acting
In office
July 23, 2001 – March 25, 2002
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn O'Leary
Succeeded byWilliam Brownfield
Personal details
Born (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 62)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma materBoston University
*Pending Senate confirmation

On May 6, 2019, President Donald Trump nominated Goldberg to be the United States Ambassador to Colombia.[2]

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Early life and educationEdit

Goldberg is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of The Rivers School and Boston University.[3] Before joining the Foreign Service, Goldberg, who speaks Spanish, worked as a liaison officer between the city government of New York City and the United Nations and consular community.[3]

Department of State appointmentsEdit

Goldberg served overseas as a consular and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, and political-economic officer in Pretoria, South Africa.[3] From 1994 to 1996, Goldberg served as the State Department's Desk Officer for Bosnia and a Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.[3] As Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Goldberg was a member of the American negotiating team in the lead-up to the Dayton Peace Conference and Chief of Staff for the American Delegation at Dayton.[3] From 1996 to 1998, Goldberg served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State.[3] From 1998 to 2000, he served as Executive Assistant (1998–2000) to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.[3] In 2001, Goldberg served as a senior member of the State Department team handling the transition from the Clinton to Bush Administrations.[3] In 2000, Goldberg returned on temporary duty to Colombia to serve as the first coordinator for the U.S. contribution to Plan Colombia. From January 2001 to June 2001, Goldberg served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.[3] From 2001-2004 he was Charge d'affaires, a.i. and then Deputy Chief of Mission in Chile. In 2018, Goldberg served as Charge d'affaires, a.i. at the US Embassy in Cuba. He has received numerous honors for his work including Presidential Distinguished and Meritorious Rank awards, the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, and the U.S. Intelligence Community's Silver Seal Medallion.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ date & year of birth according to LCNAF CIP data
  2. ^ "Three Nominations Sent to the Senate". The White House. May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i United States Department of State. "Biography of Philip S. Goldberg". September 22, 2006.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John O'Leary
United States Ambassador to Chile
Acting

2001–2002
Succeeded by
William Brownfield
Preceded by
Marcie Ries
Chief of Mission of the U.S. Office in Pristina
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Tina Kaidanow
Preceded by
David Greenlee
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
2006–2008
Preceded by
Harry Thomas
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
2013–2016
Succeeded by
Sung Y. Kim
Political offices
Preceded by
Randall Fort
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Smith