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Nomination of John J. Maresca for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures

1989-11-17

The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Maresca, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as head of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM).

Currently Mr. Maresca serves as Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Negotiations on Confidence and Security-Building Measures. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Maresca served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Policy at the Department of Defense. Prior to this, he served as a visiting fellow at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, 1985 - 1986; deputy chief of mission in Paris, France, 1982 - 1985; Director of the Office of Western European Affairs at the Department of State, 1980 - 1982; Deputy Political Counselor in Paris, France, 1977 - 1980; Deputy Chief of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1977; officer in charge of NATO political affairs at the Department of State, 1975 - 1977; Deputy Chief of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki, Finland, and Geneva, Switzerland, 1973 - 1975; Deputy Director of the Office of the Secretary General of NATO in Brussels, Belgium, 1970 - 1973; assistant French desk officer at the Department of State, 1968 - 1970; and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, 1967 - 1968.

Mr. Maresca graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1959). He was born December 9, 1937, in Stresa, Italy. Mr. Maresca served in the U.S. Navy, 1959 - 1965. He is married, has one child, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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