US Pre-sident Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Earl Robert Miller to be the ambassador of USA to Bangladesh, according to an announcement released by the White House on Tuesday.
His nomination awaits confirmation of the US Senate through a hearing.
Miller has been serving as the US ambassador to Botswana since December 18, 2014. If confirmed, he will succeed current US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat, who has been on assignment to Bangladesh since February 4, 2015.
Bernicat is expected to leave Dhaka by the end of August, following the completion of her tenure in Dhaka, diplomatic sources said.
Ambassador Miller, a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, joined the Department of State in 1987. His previous assignment was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2011 to 2014. Ambassador Miller has served in Washington, San Francisco, Miami and Boston and at U.S. embassies in El Salvador, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, and India.
Ambassador Miller served at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone from 1995 to 1998 and is honored to have the opportunity to return to Botswana, one of Africa’s great democratic and development success stories and a strong and valued partner with the United States.
Ambassador Miller is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a former U.S. Marine Corps officer. He is the recipient of the Department of State’s Award for Heroism and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Shield of Bravery. Ambassador Miller speaks French, Spanish, and Indonesian.