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Richard J. Schmierer

Richard J. Schmierer, United States ambassador to Oman.


  • Schmierer, Richard J. was born in 1950 in New Jersey, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1974. Master of Arts, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977.


    • Various assignments United States Department State, Bonn, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, Germany, 1980—1984, public affairs officer, American Consulate General Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1985—1988, head international visitor progressive Middle East office, then with Office European Affairs, United States Information Agency Washington, 1988—1992, press attaché, United States Embassy Bonn, 1992—1996, counselor public affairs Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1997—2000, minister-counselor public affairs Berlin, 2000—2004, counselor public affairs Baghdad, Iraq, 2004—2005, faculty Georgetown University School Foreign Service, 2005—2007, head Office Iraq Affairs Washington, 2007—2008, deputy assistant secretary Bureau Near Eastern Affairs, 2008—2009, United States ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Muscat, since 2009.


    • Author: Iraq: Policiy and Perceptions, 2007.


    • Married Sandra J. Schmierer. Children: Erika, David R., Daniel A.
    • spouse: Sandra J. Schmierer
    • children: Erika Schmierer
    • David R. Schmierer
    • Daniel A. Schmierer
    Richard J. Schmierer
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    Born 1950
    (age 67)