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Jon Gundersen

Jon Gundersen

United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Jon Gundersen
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Intro United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Is Diplomat
From United States of America Ukraine
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1945
Age 76 years
Awards
Bronze Star Medal  
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Biography

Jon Gundersen (born 1945) is an American diplomat. Gundersen served as the Chargé d'Affaires ad interim United States to Ukraine, Estonia, Iceland and Norway.

Biography

He served as an officer in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was a member of the first US counter-terrorism "Sky Marshall" operations in the early 1970s and has worked as a Merchant Sailor. Gundersen served in numerous assignments both in US and overseas, concentrating on the Nordic Region, arms control and political-military issues. He served as Chargé d'Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission in a number of nations, including Ukraine (1992), Estonia (1994-1995), Iceland and Norway. He opened the first U. S. mission in Kyiv in 1992 and has been assigned to Russia, the United Nations, and as Political Advisor to the Special Operations Command and Senior Advisor for Iraqi Reconstruction. He is the Chair of Advanced Nordic Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute. He also teaches at the Joint Special Operations University and works for the State Department declassifying sensitive documents.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 31 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/gundersen-jon
http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2011/0912/ca/oslo2_gundersen.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20100505060056/http://kyiv.usembassy.gov/
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2015026458
https://viaf.org/viaf/315943902
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2015026458
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