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On August 20, 2009, Gordon Gray was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. He arrived at post on September 10. Ambassador Gray served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2008 until 2009. Prior to his assignment to Iraq, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2005 until 2008; his responsibilities included the promotion of U.S. interests in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa and oversight of the Bureau’s Regional Affairs office.
Ambassador Gray served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt from 2002 until 2005. His other foreign assignments include Morocco (where he began his career in government as a Peace Corps volunteer), Pakistan, Jordan, and Canada.
He received his B.A. from Yale and his M.A. from Columbia, and is a member of the American Foreign Service Association and the Middle East Institute. Ambassador Gray has received the Presidential Meritorious Service award and other awards for exceptional service.
In addition to spending time with his family, Ambassador Gray enjoys distance running and has run marathons in Egypt, Europe, and the United States.