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Michael W. Michalak. Official State Department photo
Ambassador Michalak with Admiral Timothy Keating, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command

Michael W. Michalak is currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Vietnam, sworn in to the position on August 10, 2007. [1] He was the U.S. Senior Official to APEC from November 2005 until his appointment as Ambassador to Vietnam. Prior to the APEC responsibility he was Deputy Chief of Mission to the US Embassy in Tokyo.

Michalak has worked for the U.S. Department of State for over 30 years and is the recipient of a group award for valor for his actions in time of crisis when the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad was burned down.[2]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Michalak received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Master of Science degree in Physics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received a second Master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3][4]


Preceded by
Michael W. Marine
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam
Succeeded by


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