Event Details

Monday, February 4, 2019

MONGOLIA: Luncheon Briefing with the Honorable Michael S. Klecheski, Ambassador-Designate of the U.S to Mongolia

Event Information

Date & time

Monday, February 4, 2019
12:00PM-2:00PM

Location

Washington, DC

Contact

Jeff Donald at +1-917-346-9029 or j-donald@bciu.org

This is a luncheon briefing with The Honorable Michael S. Klecheski, Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Mongolia.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Location details will be provided upon registration.

For more information, please contact Jeff Donald at j-donald@bciu.org or +1-917-346-9029.

 

Biographical Information

Michael S. Klecheski was confirmed by the U.S. House of Representatives to be the new Ambassador of the United States to Mongolia after being nominated by President Trump in August of 2018. Ambassador-Designate Klecheski is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. His last role was that of Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines from 2015 to 2018.

From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan and from 2011 to 2013, he was the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia. Prior to this, he held the position of Economic Officer also at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia from 2010 to 2011.

His earlier roles at the U.S. Department of State have included numerous assignments overseas. He was Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Diwaniyah in Iraq from 2009 to 2010, and the Political Counselor for the U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007 to 2009. Prior to those positions, from 2006 to 2007 he served as the Director of the National Security Council at The White House.

Ambassador Klecheski was also the Political Internal Unit Chief at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia from 2003 to 2006 and prior to that, the Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia 2000 from 2003. He has also held the following positions: Senior Watch Officer, Operations Center from 1999 to 2000, as Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines from 1996 to 1999 and as Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. Consulate Krakow, Poland from 1992 to 1995.  Before this, he served as a NATO Desk Officer from 1990 to 1992, and as Member of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center from 1989 to 1990.

From 1987 to 1989, he was a Staff Aide and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia and a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines from 1985 to 1987.

Mr. Klecheski holds a Master of Philosophy degree and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.