THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 9, 2018

*President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate **Harry B. Harris Jr. of Florida, to be to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Australia***

*Harry B. Harris Jr. of Florida, to be to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Australia**.* Admiral Harris currently serves as the 24th commander of U.S. Pacific Command. A highly decorated, combat proven Naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership and geo-political expertise in the Indo-Pacific region, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and was designated a naval flight officer in 1979. He earned a M.P.A. from Harvards Kennedy School of Government, a M.A. from Georgetowns School of Foreign Service, and attended Oxford University. During his 39-year career, he served in every geographic combatant command and has held seven command assignments, including the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the U.S. Sixth Fleet, and VP-46. He and his wife, Bruni, live in Hawaii.

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