UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Tajikistan
CANDIDATE: Manuel P. Micaller, Jr.
Manuel Micaller, Jr. is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Prior to that, Mr. Micaller was Deputy Chief and Mission (and also Chargé d’affaires, a.i.) at the U.S. Embassy, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mr. Micaller also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of India Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington, D.C. In addition, he had assignments as the Political-Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, Tajikistan and served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission as well. Mr. Micaller’s demonstrated success as a leader, coupled with his two and a half decades of service as a diplomat and his considerable experience with the issues of Central Asia, make him a well-qualified to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.
Earlier, Mr. Micaller served as an Economic Officer in the South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau’s Office of Regional Affairs and, prior to that, he was detailed to Tyco International under the State Department’s Lawrence S. Eagleburger Fellowship Program. Other assignments include service as an Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco, work in both the State Department Executive Secretariat and in the Department’s Operations Center, and postings as an Economic Office at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and as a Consular-Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Mr. Micaller earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University. He also received a Master’s Degree from the National Defense University, in Washington, D.C. He is the recipient of multiple performance awards from the Department of State. His foreign languages include Russian and Tajik.