The President today announced his intention to nominate John Cameron Monjo, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He would succeed Nicholas Platt.
Since 1989 Ambassador Monjo has served as Ambassador to Indonesia. Prior to this he served as Ambassador to Malaysia, 1987 - 89. He has held several positions at the Department of State, including Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1985 - 87; Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 1983 - 85; Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1982 - 83; Deputy Chief of Mission in Seoul, Korea, 1979 - 82; and country director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Office of Philippine Affairs, 1978 - 79.
Ambassador Monjo graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1953). He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1956. He was born July 17, 1931, in Stamford, CT. Ambassador Monjo is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.