Craig Dunkerley

Ambassador (retired) Craig Dunkerley was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service for over three decades, and since retirement in 2003 has been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

As the Secretary of State's Special Envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) from 1997 through 2001, he led both the U.S. negotiating effort to adapt the CFE Treaty, signed at the Istanbul OSCE Summit in 1999, and a subsequent diplomatic campaign to facilitate the staged withdrawal of Russian military forces from Georgia and Moldova.  He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with the rank of Ambassador in this capacity.

In the mid-90's, he served as Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs.  In the early 90's he served in Vienna as Deputy Chief of Mission of the newly-formed U.S. Mission to the OSCE.  In the late 80's he served in Brussels as Political Counselor to the U.S. Mission to NATO.  In the 70's, he served as Principal officer at the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan; as Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo; and as Vice Consul in DaNang, Vietnam during the final years of the Vietnam War.

A graduate of Amherst College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Ambassador Dunkerley entered the Foreign Service in 1971.  Over his career, he has received numerous awards from the Department of State.