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David N. Greenlee
Ambassador to Paraguay

David N. Greenlee was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay on June 26, 2000. Ambassador Greenlee's most recent assignment was as Special Coordinator for Haiti within the Department of State, a position he held from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he served as U.S. Delegate and Chair of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1996-97), Political Advisor to the Army Chief of Staff (1995-96), and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Madrid Spain (1992-95), Santiago, Chile (1989-92), and La Paz, Bolivia (1987-89).

Ambassador Greenlee entered the Foreign Service in 1974. He has served as Rotational Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru; Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel; International Relations Officer in the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs; Deputy Director in the Office of Egyptian Affairs; and as a student at the National War College. He has won two Department Superior Honor Awards.

Ambassador Greenlee was born on June 3, 1943, in White Plains, New York. He received a BA from Yale in 1965. He has also studied at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. He served in the Peace Corps. He served in the Army from 1968 to 1971, receiving an honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant. His military decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal. He speaks Spanish, French, limited Hebrew and some Guaraní. Ambassador Greenlee and his wife, Clara Jeanet Greenlee, have four children.

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