United States Ambassador to the Solomon Islands

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Ambassador of the United States to Solomon Islands
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Seal of the United States Department of State
U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Teddy B. Taylor.jpg
Incumbent
Teddy B. Taylor

since September 21, 2009
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Paul Fisher Gardner
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
Formation July 7, 1978
Website U.S. Embassy - Port Moresby

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional-recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country, this would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.

There is no embassy of the United States of America in Solomon Islands.

Diplomatic presence of the United States of America in Solomon Islands began in July 7, 1978 following recognition of independence of Solomon Islands by the U.S. The United States Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea handles the US interests in Solomon Islands; in addition to Papua New Guinea, United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea is accredited to both Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.[1][2]

The United States Embassy in Papua New Guinea is located in Port Moresby.

Ambassadors[edit]

  • Mary S. Olmsted – Career FSO[1]
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: January 5, 1976
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 28, 1979
  • Harvey J. Feldman – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: September 26, 1979
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 25, 1981
  • M. Virginia Schafer – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: November 3, 1981
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 20, 1984
  • Paul Fisher Gardner – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: September 7, 1984
    • Terminated mission: Left post, October 1, 1986
  • Everett E. Bierman – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: November 11, 1986
    • Terminated mission: Left post, October 30, 1989
  • Robert William Farrand – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: May 1, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 13, 1993
  • Richard W. Teare – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: November 23, 1993
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 14, 1996
  • Arma Jane Karaer – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: April 15, 1997
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 28, 2000
  • Susan S. Jacobs – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: November 7, 2000
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 1, 2003
  • Robert W. Fitts – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: September 11, 2003
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 5, 2006
  • Leslie V. Rowe – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: September 5, 2006
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 21, 2009
  • Teddy B. Taylor – Career FSOCareer FSO[3]
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Resident in Port Moresby
    • Appointed: September 21, 2009
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

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