John R. Bass

John Rodney Bass II[4] (born 1964) is an American diplomat, who has served as the Under Secretary of State for Management since December 2021. He was the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2017 to 2020, the United States Ambassador to Turkey from 2014 to 2017 and the United States Ambassador to Georgia from 2009 to 2012.

John Bass
Under Secretary of State for Management
Assumed office
December 29, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byBrian Bulatao
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
In office
December 12, 2017  January 6, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byHugo Llorens
Succeeded byRoss Wilson (chargé d'affaires)
United States Ambassador to Turkey
In office
October 20, 2014[1]  October 15, 2017[2]
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
DeputyPhilip Kosnett
Preceded byFrancis J. Ricciardone Jr.
Succeeded byDavid M. Satterfield
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
In office
October 8, 2012  July 18, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byStephen Mull
Succeeded byJoseph Macmanus
United States Ambassador to Georgia
In office
October 16, 2009  July 17, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn F. Tefft
Succeeded byRichard Norland
Personal details
Born1964 (age 5859)
New York, U.S.
SpouseHolly Holzer Bass[3]
Alma materSyracuse University

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