The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard C. Brown, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. He would succeed Malcolm Richard Wilkey.
Since 1990 Mr. Brown has served as special adviser for International Security Affairs at the Department of Defense. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American Affairs, 1988 - 1990; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, 1985; Director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs, 1984 - 1985; Director of the Grenada Task Force, 1983 - 1984; Deputy Director of Caribbean Affairs at the Department of State, 1982 - 1983; student at the National War College, 1981 - 1982; staff member for Latin American Affairs on the National Security Council, 1978 - 1981; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius, 1976 - 1978; principal officer for the U.S. consulate in Recife, Brazil, 1974 - 1976; and political officer for the U.S. consulate general in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1972 - 1974. In addition, he has served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1969 - 1972; political officer for the U.S. consulate general in Barcelona, Spain, 1967 - 1969; provincial officer in Vietnam for the Agency for International Development, 1965 - 1966; in Vietnamese language training for a Foreign Service Institute, 1964 - 1965; and projects officer for Special Information Project on Cuba, 1963 - 1964. Mr. Brown joined the Foreign Service in 1963.
Mr. Brown graduated from George Washington University (B.S., 1960; M.S., 1961). He was born November 1, 1939, in Tulsa, OK. Mr. Brown is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.