The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark Gregory Hambley to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Qatar. He would succeed Joseph Ghougassian.
Since 1986, Mr. Hambley has been counsul general in Alexandria, Egypt. Since joining the Department of State in 1971, Mr. Hambley has served at posts in Vietnam, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, and Libya. He is a recipient of the Department of State's Meritorious Honor Award in 1976 and 1979. In 1982, he received the Director General's Award for Reporting. In 1985, he was elected as a participant in the Una Chapman Cox sabbatical leave program.
Mr. Hambley graduated from American University (B.A., 1969), attended American University in Beirut, 1967 - 1968, and received an M.I.A. degree from Columbia University. He was born February 12, 1948, in Boise, ID, and is married.