The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear
When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor.
For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and more. Before being named ambassador to Iraq, the Houston native spent three years as U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait. His State Department service record includes a variety of roles across six presidential administrations, dating back to Ronald Reagan.
Silliman’s career in public service was foreshadowed as a Baylor student. On campus, he was a member of the Baylor Foreign Affairs Association, as well as the service club Circle K and a variety of honor societies. He graduated summa cum laude with a political science degree from Baylor before earning a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University and joining the State Department.
Sic ’em, Ambassador Silliman!
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