Richard E. Hoagland

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Title: Retired U.S. Ambassador, Chairman Board of Directors at the Caspian Policy Center
Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Richard Hoagland, Retired US Ambassador, Chairman Board of Directors at the Caspian Policy Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in diplomatic and public service.

It was during his graduate program when Mr. Hoagland realized he didn’t not want to become a professor. At the same time, he recognized he enjoyed international travel and international experience and wanted to work in a career that would allow him to expand these horizons. He had a few friends that had joined the diplomatic service and thought it would be an interesting route to take. After passing the test on his second try, Mr. Hoagland commenced his career in the field. He first worked as a press spokesman for the US Embassy in Uzbekistan and then returned to the states in 1989 as a lead analyst with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research with the US Department of State. From there, Mr. Hoagland worked as a deputy special envoy to Afghanistan and then as a special advisor to the National Security Council. From 1999 to 2001, he served as the Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy, South Asian Bureau for the US Department of State. He then worked as the Director of the Office of the Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs, and the Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs.

Mr. Hoagland’s more recent roles include provided his skills and expertise as the US Ambassador to Tajikistan, being the Charge D’Affairs of the US Embassy in Turkmenistan and being the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Pakistan. He retired from his ambassador work in 2013, but has since served as the Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, and his current roles as the Executive Editor, Executive Director and board member of the Security and Policy Project for the Caspian Policy Center. Early in his career, Mr. Hoagland was a professor of the Carter-Woodson Institute of African American Studies with the University of Virginia. In his own academic pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Taylor University and an MA and MFA from the University of Virginia. He later received a certificate in French from the University of Grenoble.

With a career as varied and important as Mr. Hoagland’s, he has been instrumental in many world affairs throughout the years. He negotiated the agreements with the central Asian countries immediately after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that allowed the United States to put temporary military bases there. These were air bases that then allowed the states to pursue the initial war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Due to the nature of his work, Mr. Hoagland has been recognized on numerous occasions for his contributions. He received a Presidential Performance Award, a Distinguished Honor Award from the US Department of State, a Meritorious Award and several Superior Honor Awards from the US Department of State.

It was during his graduate program when Mr. Hoagland realized he didn’t not want to become a professor. At the same time, he recognized he enjoyed international travel and international experience and wanted to work in a career that would allow him to expand these horizons. He had a few friends that had joined the diplomatic service and thought it would be an interesting route to take. After passing the test on his second try, Mr. Hoagland commenced his career in the field. He first worked as a press spokesman for the US Embassy in Uzbekistan and then returned to the states in 1989 as a lead analyst with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research with the US Department of State. From there, Mr. Hoagland worked as a deputy special envoy to Afghanistan and then as a special advisor to the National Security Council. From 1999 to 2001, he served as the Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy, South Asian Bureau for the US Department of State. He then worked as the Director of the Office of the Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs, and the Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs.

Mr. Hoagland’s more recent roles include provided his skills and expertise as the US Ambassador to Tajikistan, being the Charge D’Affairs of the US Embassy in Turkmenistan and being the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Pakistan. He retired from his ambassador work in 2013, but has since served as the Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, and his current roles as the Executive Editor, Executive Director and board member of the Security and Policy Project for the Caspian Policy Center. Early in his career, Mr. Hoagland was a professor of the Carter-Woodson Institute of African American Studies with the University of Virginia. In his own academic pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Taylor University and an MA and MFA from the University of Virginia. He later received a certificate in French from the University of Grenoble.

With a career as varied and important as Mr. Hoagland’s, he has been instrumental in many world affairs throughout the years. He negotiated the agreements with the central Asian countries immediately after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that allowed the United States to put temporary military bases there. These were air bases that then allowed the states to pursue the initial war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Due to the nature of his work, Mr. Hoagland has been recognized on numerous occasions for his contributions. He received a Presidential Performance Award, a Distinguished Honor Award from the US Department of State, a Meritorious Award and several Superior Honor Awards from the US Department of State.

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