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Foreign service officer

Richard Henry Smyth, American foreign service officer. Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1973-1975. Member Association American Geographers, American Foreign Service Association.

Background

Smyth, Richard Henry was born on June 12, 1951 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Ronald Henry and Alyce Miriam (Swensson) Smyth.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1973. Graduate certified, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1977. Master of Science, National War College, 1997.

Career

Community planner, Tuscaloosa, 1975-1978; 3rd secretary, United States Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1979-1980; 2nd secretary, United States Embassy, New Delhi, 1980-1981; 2nd secretary, United States Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1985-1987; 1st secretary, United States Embassy, Copenhagen, 1987-1990; 2nd secretary, Belgian Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq, 1981-1984; with, unites states department of State, Washington, 1990-1992; consul general, United States Consulate, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1992-1996; deputy chief mission, United States Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka, since 1997.

Membership

Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1973-1975. Member Association American Geographers, American Foreign Service Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Oriental studies, angling.

Connections

Son of; married Janice Eileen Sullivan, March 10, 1979. Children: Caitlin, Alison.

father:
Ronald Henry Smyth

mother:
Alyce Miriam (Swensson) Smyth

spouse:
Janice Eileen Sullivan

children:
Alison Smyth

Caitlin Smyth