US President Barack Obama on May 15 nominated Ted Osius as the US Ambassador to Vietnam.

Ted Osius, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is an Associate Professor at the National War College, a position he has held since 2013.

He served as Political Officer at the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and at the US Embassy in Hanoi from 1997 to 2001.

In 1996, he joined the first US delegation to Vietnam since the two countries normalised their bilateral relations and had one year in Hanoi to prepare for the presence of the first US ambassador to Vietnam .

He also held other positions at US embassies in many countries.

Osius received a BA from Harvard College and a MS from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

The nomination of the new ambassador is waiting for the Senate’s approval.-VNA