The President today announced his intention to nominate Marshall Fletcher McCallie, of Tennessee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia. He would succeed Genta Hawkins Holmes.
Since 1990, Mr. McCallie has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to this, Mr. McCallie served in several positions with the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, 1988 - 90; Director of the Junior Officer Division with the Bureau of Personnel, 1986 - 88; Nigeria desk officer with the Bureau of African Affairs, 1984 - 86; political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, 1982 - 84; and economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, 1979 - 82.
Mr. McCallie graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1967) and the Fletcher School at Tufts University (M.A., and M.A.L.D., 1974). He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1967 - 71. He was born June 21, 1945, in Chattanooga, TN. Mr. McCallie is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.