UNITED STATES SENATE

SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST:                  Micronesia

CANDIDATE:     Jennifer L. Johnson

Jennifer L. Johnson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Management.  Prior to that, she was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Policy Coordination in the Bureau of Global Talent Management.  Previously, Johnson served overseas in leadership positions at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Cuba, Chile, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.  She has held domestic positions at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, the Office of the Undersecretary for Management, the Executive Secretariat, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Bureau of Global Talent Management.  Earlier in her career, Johnson was selected to participate in the Una Chapman Cox Sabbatical Leave Fellowship.  Johnson’s extensive background in management, demonstrated leadership ability, and broad diplomatic experience in a career spanning over two decades make her a well-qualified candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia.

Johnson is the recipient of numerous State Department performance awards, including three Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards.  A native of New York, Johnson earned a B.A. from Villanova University and studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia.  She is a graduate of the National War College where she earned an M.S. degree.  Johnson speaks Spanish, Turkish, and Japanese.

U.S. Department of State

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