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Peter A. Prahar, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia on December 14, 2009. Most recently, he served as the Transnational Crime Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Prior to this assignment, he was Deputy Director then Director of the Office of Asian, African and European Programs in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. His previous assignments also include tours in the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Albania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and as desk officer for Rwanda. He served with the CSCE Mission in Kosovo in 1993 and returned to Kosovo in 1998 to assist in establishing a U.S. observer mission. He also served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1975 with assignments in South Korea and Taiwan. Mr. Prahar graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science. A is a native of Oregon, and attended the International Christian University in Tokyo.