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Ambassador James Jeffrey
Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Coordinator for Iraq
U.S. Department of State

Ambassador James Jeffrey Ambassador James Jeffrey is Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and Coordinator for Iraq. A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, James Jeffrey served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Baghdad from June 2004 to March 2005. From March to June 2005 Ambassador Jeffrey was U.S. Charge d’Affaires to Iraq. He served as Ambassador to Albania from 2002-2004. Previously he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkey and Kuwait. Other assignments have included Deputy Special Representative for Bosnian Implementation, postings in the Department’s European and Near Eastern Bureaus, and overseas service in Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany and Tunisia.

Ambassador Jeffrey received a B.A. in history from Northeastern University and a M.S. in business from Boston University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1976, with postings to Germany and Vietnam.