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Paul Wohlers

Paul Wohlers

United States Ambassador

Class of 1974
  • United States Ambassador to The Republic of Macedonia



Paul Wohlers attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Iowa, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1974, where he majored in International Security Affairs. In addition, he earned a J.D. from the University of Washington in 1982.

He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011, as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia and was sworn in August 11, 2011.

Paul Wohlers is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to his nomination, he served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Wohlers previously served as Director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Deputy Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff, and Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center. Earlier in his career, Ambassador Wohlers held diplomatic postings at U.S. embassies in Bucharest, Moscow, and Nicosia. In Washington, Ambassador Wohlers worked on arms control issues in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and was Desk Officer for Bangladesh in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs. He also served on the Executive Secretariat Staff. Prior to joining the State Department, Ambassador Wohlers served as a Naval Flight Officer in VAW-121.

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