The President today announced the appointment of Frank E. Maestrone, of Manchester, Conn., as Special Representative and Director of the U.S. Sinai Support Mission. He replaces C. William Kontos, who has been appointed Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Sudan.
Maestrone was diplomat in residence at the University of California at San Diego in 1979-80 and has been a Foreign Service officer since 1948.
He was born December 20, 1922, in Springfield, Mass. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
Maestrone joined the Foreign Service in 1948 and was posted in Vienna, Hamburg, Salzburg, Khorramshahr, and at the State Department. He attended the Naval War College in 1962-63. He was political adviser on the International Staff, Paris/ NATO from 1963 to 1965.
From 1965 to 1966, Maestrone was Chief of the Regional Affairs Division, Office of Research-Analysis for Western Europe. From 1966 to 1968, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Research-Analysis for Western Europe. He was political officer at Brussels/NATO from 1968 to 1971 and counselor for political affairs in Manila from 1971 to 1973.
In 1973-74 Maestrone was a faculty adviser at the Naval War College. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo from 1974 to 1976 and Ambassador to the State of Kuwait from 1976 to 1979.