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Charles L. English was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina on September 20, 2007, and presented his credentials to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 4, 2007. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador English served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State from 2006 to 2007. As Deputy Director, he was responsible for effecting the assignments of all members of the U.S. Foreign Service.
From 2003 to 2006, Ambassador English served as the Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating the State Department's approach to relations with countries in the Western Balkans. From 2002 to 2003, he served as the Director of the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Ambassador English's previous overseas postings include serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Zagreb, Croatia from 1998 to 2001; as Embassy Counselor for Economic Affairs in Budapest, Hungary from 1992 to 1995; as Economic Officer in Athens, Greece from 1986 to 1988; and as Vice Consul/Economic Officer in Panama City, Panama from 1978 to 1980.
His previous domestic postings include serving as Director for Policy Coordination in the State Department's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs from 1995 to 1998, where he coordinated efforts to promote police reform in Bosnia and Haiti; Special Assistant for Security Assistance and Arms Sales, and later Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs from 1989 to 1992; as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary from 1988 to 1989; and as an international financial economist in the Bureau for Economic and Business Affairs from 1982 to 1985.
Ambassador English received a Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University and studied international economics at the graduate level at New York University.