Pickering, Thomas R. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 2013
Served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959, and later in the Naval Reserve to the grade of Lieutenant Commander. Between 1959 and 1961, he was assigned to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the State Department and later to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. From 1962 to 1964 Thomas Pickering worked in Geneva as political adviser to the U.S. Delegation to the 18-Nation Disarmament Conference.
From 1973 to 1974 Thomas Pickering was Executive Secretary of the Department of State and Special Assistant to Secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger. Between 1974–1978 Thomas Pickering was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Jordan and from 1978 to 1981, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affair. He was U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria between 1981–1983, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador between 1983–1985 and then U.S. Ambassador to Israel between 1985–1988. He won the Distinguished Presidential Award in 1983 and again in 1986.
From 1989 to 1992 Thomas Pickering was U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations in New York, where he played a critical role in shaping the UN Security Council’s response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
Thomas Pickering served as U.S. Ambassador to India from 1992–1993 and then U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 1993–1996 before his appointment from 1997–2000 as U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the number three position at the State Department.
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