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'''Kate Marie Byrnes''' is an American diplomat, who has served as the [[United States Ambassador to North Macedonia]] since July 2019.
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'''Kate Marie Byrnes''' is an American diplomat, who has served as the [[United States Ambassador to North Macedonia]] since July 2019. She is a career diplomat who has received many awards for her service.  
  
Educated at [[Georgetown University]], where she received both her bachelors and her masters, she is a career Foreign Service Officer. During her time in the diplomatic service, she served in Spain, Hungary, and Belgium. She also served as the deputy chief of mission of the [[United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe]], where she expressed dismay at [[Russian aggression against Ukraine]].<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/kate-marie-byrnes-russia-undermining-efforts-cease-hostilities-donbas.html |title=Kate Marie Byrnes: Russia undermining efforts to cease hostilities in Donbas - May. 06, 2017 |date=2017-05-06 |work=Kyiv Post |access-date=2019-10-26}}</ref> After that, she became [[deputy chief of mission]] in Greece from 2017 to 2019.
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==Education==
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*Bachelor of Science (Foreign Service) in International Relations [[Georgetown University]]<ref name="Econ"/>
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*Master’s degree in Policy Management [[Georgetown University]]<ref name="Econ"/>
  
She was originally nominated to Macedonia in 2018,<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://politi.co/2JY6egF |title=Pompeo tries to staff up State post-midterms |last=Toosi |first=Nahal |date=November 9, 2019 |work=Politico |access-date=2019-10-26 |language=en}}</ref> and re-nominated in 2019, both before<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/438311-white-house-renominates-ambassador-after-country-changes-name |title=White House renominates ambassador after country changes name |last=Rodrigo |first=Chris Mills |date=2019-04-10 |work=The Hill |access-date=2019-10-26 |language=en}}</ref> and after the [[Prespa agreement|nation changed its name]].
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==Career==
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===Diplomatic service===
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During her time in the diplomatic service, she served in [[Spain]], [[Hungary]], and [[Belgium]]. She also served as the deputy chief of mission of the [[United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe]], where she expressed dismay at [[Russian aggression against Ukraine]].<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/kate-marie-byrnes-russia-undermining-efforts-cease-hostilities-donbas.html |title=Kate Marie Byrnes: Russia undermining efforts to cease hostilities in Donbas - May. 06, 2017 |date=2017-05-06 |work=Kyiv Post |access-date=2019-10-26}}</ref> After that, she became [[deputy chief of mission]] in Greece from 2017 to 2019. Byrnes speaks three languages: Spanish, Hungarian and Turkish.<ref name="WH">{{cite web |title=President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts |url=https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-individuals-key-administration-posts-2/ |website=Whitehouse.gov |publisher=The White House |accessdate=3 November 2019}}</ref>
  
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===Ambassador to [[North Macedonia]]===
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She was originally nominated to Macedonia in 2018,<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://politi.co/2JY6egF |title=Pompeo tries to staff up State post-midterms |last=Toosi |first=Nahal |date=November 9, 2019 |work=Politico |access-date=2019-10-26 |language=en}}</ref> and re-nominated in 2019, both before<ref>{{Cite news |url=https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/438311-white-house-renominates-ambassador-after-country-changes-name |title=White House renominates ambassador after country changes name |last=Rodrigo |first=Chris Mills |date=2019-04-10 |work=The Hill |access-date=2019-10-26 |language=en}}</ref> and after the [[Prespa agreement|nation changed its name]]. Byrnes was appointed to replace Ambassador Jess Baily.<ref name="Trianapost">{{cite web |title=The New US Ambassador to North Macedonia ready to start work, hands over credentials |url=http://www.tiranapost.al/en/the-new-us-ambassador-to-north-macedonia-ready-to-start-work-hands-over-credentials/ |website=Trianapost |publisher=Trianapost |accessdate=2 November 2019}}</ref>
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==Awards==
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* Eight [[Superior Honor Award]] and [[Meritorious Honor Award|Meritorious Honor Awards]]
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* [[Expeditionary Service Award]] from the U.S. Department of State
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* Two [[Meritorious Civilian Service Award]]s from the [[U.S. Department of the Army]].<ref name="Econ">{{cite web |title=KATE MARIE BYRNES Ambassador, US Embassy, North Macedonia |url=https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/western-balkans-summit/ |website=Economist |publisher=The Economist Newspaper Limited |accessdate=2 November 2019}}</ref>
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==Personal==
 
Byrnes is married to a retired naval officer, Larry Scott Gage.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://mk.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ |title=Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes |website=U.S. Embassy in North Macedonia |language=en-US |url-status=live |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20191025211357/https://mk.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ |archive-date=2019-10-25 |access-date=2019-10-26}}</ref>
 
Byrnes is married to a retired naval officer, Larry Scott Gage.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://mk.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ |title=Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes |website=U.S. Embassy in North Macedonia |language=en-US |url-status=live |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20191025211357/https://mk.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/ |archive-date=2019-10-25 |access-date=2019-10-26}}</ref>
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==External links==
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* [https://www.state.gov/byrnes-kate-marie-republic-of-north-macedonia-april-2019/ State Department Certificate of Competency]<br/>
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* [https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/byrnes-kate-m Kate M. Byrnes] at the [[Office of the Historian]]
  
 
==References==
 
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* [https://www.state.gov/byrnes-kate-marie-republic-of-north-macedonia-april-2019/ State Department Certificate of Competency]<br/>
 
* [https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/byrnes-kate-m Kate M. Byrnes] at the [[Office of the Historian]]
 
  
 
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Original short description: "American diplomat and Ambassador to North Macedonia"

Template:Infobox ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes is an American diplomat, who has served as the United States Ambassador to North Macedonia since July 2019. She is a career diplomat who has received many awards for her service.

Education

Career

Diplomatic service

During her time in the diplomatic service, she served in Spain, Hungary, and Belgium. She also served as the deputy chief of mission of the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, where she expressed dismay at Russian aggression against Ukraine.[2] After that, she became deputy chief of mission in Greece from 2017 to 2019. Byrnes speaks three languages: Spanish, Hungarian and Turkish.[3]

Ambassador to North Macedonia

She was originally nominated to Macedonia in 2018,[4] and re-nominated in 2019, both before[5] and after the nation changed its name. Byrnes was appointed to replace Ambassador Jess Baily.[6]

Awards

Personal

Byrnes is married to a retired naval officer, Larry Scott Gage.[7]

External links

References

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