Daniel Kritenbrink

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Daniel Kritenbrink
Dan Kritenbrink official portrait.jpg
United States Ambassador to Vietnam
Assumed office
November 6, 2017[1]
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Ted Osius
Personal details
Education University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Virginia

Daniel Joseph Kritenbrink[2] is an American diplomat who is the current United States Ambassador to Vietnam. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he was nominated by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam on July 27, 2017. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 26, 2017.[3] Prior to his nomination, Kritenbrink served as senior advisor for North Korea policy at the United States Department of State.[4]

Kritenbrink has a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. He has served as an American diplomat since 1994. He is a former Deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing and has held senior leadership positions at the Department of State and served as a senior director at the U.S. National Security Council.[5] He speaks Chinese and Japanese.[4]


  1. ^ "Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "PN1085 — Foreign Service". Congress.gov. February 11, 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ "PN832 — Daniel J. Kritenbrink — Department of State". Congress.gov. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. July 26, 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "The Leaderboard: Daniel J. Kritenbrink". Center for Strategic & International Studies. June 8, 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.

External links

  • Daniel Kritenbrink on C-SPAN
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ted Osius
United States Ambassador to Vietnam
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