Trump Names New Candidate as Envoy to Armenia


WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump recently announced that he will nominate Lynne M. Tracy of Ohio, to be the ambassador of the United States of America to Armenia.

Tracy is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and currently serves as senior advisor for Russia Affairs at the US Department of State. Previously, she served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, deputy assistant secretary for Central Asia in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State, deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and principal officer at the US Embassy Branch Office in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Additionally, Tracy served as the principal officer at the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, where she was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Heroism.

She is the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award.

Tracy earned her BA from the University of Georgia and JD from the University of Akron.

The current US ambassador to Armenia is Richard M. Mills Jr., who has served since 2015.

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