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Joseph Mussomeli was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia on October 29, 2010.

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Ambassador Mussomeli entered the U.S. Foreign Service in September 1980. His first overseas posting was in Cairo, Egypt, as a general service officer (GSO). After that, he returned to Washington DC, where he worked at the Department of State as staff assistant to the Undersecretary for Security Assistance. His next overseas assignment was in Manila, Philippines, as a consular officer from 1984-1986, to which he would later return in 2002 as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM). Before that time, however, his tours included: North Korea Desk Officer (1986-1988), Senior Watch Officer (1989-1990), Economic Counselor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, (1990-1992), Inspector for the Office of Inspector General (1992-1994), Political Counselor in Rabat, Morocco (1995-1998), Deputy Chief of Mission in Manama, Bahrain (1998-2001), and as a member of the Senior Seminar (2001-2002). During his second tour in the Philippines as DCM, he served as Charge d'Affaires for a year while the Ambassador, Frank Ricciardone, was away. On June 24, 2005, the United States Senate confirmed him as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia. After this, he served as Director of Human Resources/ELCDA at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, for one year, followed by a tour in Kabul, Afghanistan as Assistant Chief of Mission. Ambassador Mussomeli was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia on September 29, 2010.
Ambassador Mussomeli has received several awards including two Superior Honor Awards, one Group Superior Honor Award, and two Meritorious Honor Awards.

 

Ambassador Mussomeli graduated summa cum laude from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) in 1975, earning a BA in Political Science. In 1978, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Camden.

Source: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/150152.htm

 

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August 30 (Sun) FOLKLORNA SKUPINA KRES 60TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE at the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair Ave. Donation is $15 for
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September 10 (Wed) Slovenian Sausage Festival at SNPJ Farm – noon to 8:00. Vote for Best Sausage Maker; dance to favorite polka bands; enjoy home cooking. (216-261-Fame)

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September 20 (Sat) On Saturday evening, September 20, a gala dinner dance is to take place to salute the SNPJ Farm. The festivities close on Sunday, October 26, with a Polka Brunch. SNPJ Farm is located on Heath Road, off Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland, Ohio, three miles
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October 18 (Sat) Please join us in celebrating Slovenska Pristava's first annual Oktoberfest! The event will be held in Lausche Lodge on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Authentic German foods, pretzels, pastry, and beer will be served, while the sounds of traditional polka music will fill the hall! More details to follow! Spread the word -- All are welcome!! PROST! NA ZDRAVJE! www.slovenskapristava.org

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