John Christopher Stevens, Nominee for Ambassador to Libya, Department of State
John Christopher Stevens, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served as Special Representative to the Libyan Transitional National Council from March 2011 to November 2011. Prior to this role, he was the Director of the Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Tripoli, Libya. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Pearson Fellow with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Previous overseas assignments have included: Deputy Principal Officer and Political Section Chief in Jerusalem; Political Officer in Damascus; Consular/Political Officer in Cairo; and Consular/Economic Officer in Riyadh. In Washington, Mr. Stevens has served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Iran Desk Officer, and a Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Stevens was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1983 to 1985. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and an M.S. from the National War College.
At least three other Americans were also reportedly murdered yesterday: a consular staffer, and two US By Marines. By all accounts, all four individuals died at their posts, doing their jobs.
That last part is in sharp contrast to President Obama, who has apparently been not doing his job since yesterday afternoon. But he’ll be at a Nevada fund-raiser this morning! After all, Libya’s not a swing state.