Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski
Thomas C. Krajeski was sworn in as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain on October 26th, 2011. He arrived in Bahrain on October 30th, 2011.
Ambassador Krajeski was the Senior Vice President of the National Defense University (NDU) from 2009-2011. He oversaw NDU’s international programs and provided foreign policy perspective and advice to the University community.
Ambassador Krajeski served at the US Embassy in Baghdad as the Senior Advisor to the Ambassador on Northern Iraq Affairs in 2008-09. In 2007-08, he was the Director of Career Development and Assignments for the State Department in Washington.
On July 30, 2004, he was sworn in as the American Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen where he served as the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa until July 4, 2007. From 2001 to 2004, Ambassador Krajeski was the Deputy Director, and subsequently, the Director of the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs (Iran and Iraq) in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. From July to October 2003, Ambassador Krajeski served as a political advisor on Ambassador L. Paul Bremer’s staff at The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad.
Since entering the Foreign Service in June 1979, Ambassador Krajeski has served also in Nepal, India, Poland, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. His other Washington assignments include the India Desk and the Operations Center.
Ambassador Krajeski received the President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2007 for his service in Iraq and Yemen. The State Department has awarded Ambassador Krajeski five Superior Honor Awards.
Ambassador Krajeski studied Russian language and literature at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married to Bonnie Palder Krajeski, a special education teacher. They have three children and three grandchildren.