President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Press Release

By:  Barack Obama II
Date: Sept. 10, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Robert Stephen Beecroft -- Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Department of State
T. Charles Cooper -- Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs, United States Agency for International Development
Rose Gottemoeller -- Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State

President Obama said, "I am proud to nominate such impressive individuals to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Ambassador Robert Stephen Beecroft, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Department of State
Ambassador Robert Stephen Beecroft, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, has served at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq as Deputy Chief of Mission since July 2011 and as Chargé d'Affaires since June 2012. Prior to his assignment in Baghdad, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2008 to 2011. Ambassador Beecroft served in Washington, D.C. as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries of State from 2004 to 2008 and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State from 2003 to 2004. He also held assignments in the Department of State's Executive Secretariat and Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, as well as at the U.S. Embassies in Saudi Arabia and Syria. He is a recipient of the Department of State's Meritorious, Superior, and Distinguished Honor Awards and in April 2011, he received the Department of State's Diplomacy in Human Rights Award. He received a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

T. Charles Cooper, Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs, United States Agency for International Development
T. Charles Cooper is currently Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. From 1997 to 2010, he held various positions at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, including Staff Director (2000-2010), General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director (1999-2000), and Policy Advisor (1997-1999). Prior to that, Mr. Cooper worked for then-Representative Sherrod Brown as a Legislative Assistant (1996-1997). Previously, Mr. Cooper worked at Smith, Marshall, and Weaver in Cleveland, Ohio as a partner (1991-1996) and as an associate (1986-1991). He received his B.A. from Miami University, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.S. in Public and Non-Profit Management, with a specialization in Public Policy from New York University.

Rose Gottemoeller, Nominee for Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State
Rose Gottemoeller is Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Secretary for Verification and Compliance at the Department of State. From 2000 to 2009, she was a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she also served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from 2006 to 2008. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Gottemoeller worked at the U.S. Department of Energy, serving as Director of the Office of Non-Proliferation and National Security from 1997 to 1999, as Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation and National Security from 1999 to 2000, and as Deputy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation in 2000. Previously, Ms. Gottemoeller served as Deputy Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London from 1994 to 1997 and as the National Security Council Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs at the White House from 1993 to 1994. Ms. Gottemoeller received a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from George Washington University.