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The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael G. Kozak, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of El Salvador. He would succeed William Graham Walker.
Currently Mr. Kozak serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served at the U.S. Department of State in several capacities including: Principal Deputy Legal Advisor, 1985 - 1988; Deputy Legal Advisor, 1982 - 1985; Assistant Legal Advisor for Near East and South Asian Affairs, 1981 - 1982; Assistant Legal Advisor for Inter-American Affairs, 1978 - 1981; and Attorney Advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor, 1972 - 1978.
Mr. Kozak graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (A.B., 1968) and the University of California School of Law at Berkeley (J.D., 1971). He was born September 18, 1946, in Pasadena, CA. Mr. Kozak is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, VA.