U.S. Ambassador Robert Jackson takes up post in Yaounde

October 15th, 2010 by admin

Robert Jackson was sworn in as the newest U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon on September 17th. His wife, Babette Pollard Jackson, is to the left.

Robert P. Jackson
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon

Robert P. Jackson served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat from September 2007 until July 2010. Mr. Jackson’s previous assignments include postings as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., in Dakar, Senegal; Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy at the Department of State in Washington, DC; Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Political-Military Officer in Lisbon, Portugal; Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program (A-100) and Deputy Director of the Orientation Division at the Foreign Service Institute; Country Officer for Zimbabwe and Botswana; Chief of the Political Section in Harare, Zimbabwe; Country Officer for Nigeria; Political/Economic Officer in Bujumbura, Burundi; and Consular/Economic Officer in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Jackson has been a Member of the Senior Foreign Service since December 2003. In 2006, he received the James A. Baker III – C. Howard Wilkins, Jr., Award for Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission. He has also received three individual superior honor awards and two individual meritorious honor awards.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1982, Mr. Jackson taught French and English as a foreign language at the Institut Montana in Zugerberg, Switzerland. He had previously taught English and American Civilization at the University of Clermont in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Mr. Jackson earned his M.S. in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, his M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Jackson in married to Babette Pollard Jackson. His foreign languages include French and Portuguese.

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