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Richard Miles is an American Diplomat, entering the Foreign Service in 1967.
During his distinguished career, his posts included US Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Georgia, and head of the American Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Many point to Mr. Miles as having made many contributions to the ousting of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia
Ambassador Miles has been awarded the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award and Group Superior Honor Award (twice), a Presidential Meritorious Service Award and a national award for reporting and the State Department's Robert C. Frasure Award for peaceful conflict resolution.
Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador. Came to BC at age 43 after 4 years in Marine Corps. Became Chief Justice (working with John Collins who remained lifelong friend). Graduated as Valedictorian in 1960. Joined Foreign Service in 1968. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Chief of Mission in Yugoslavia, Consul General in Leningrad, Ambassador to Georgia (not in chronological order). Photo in May 2010 Archives Newsletter shows him with students in Turkmenistan wearing a BC jacket! (Has carried a Clayton Rippey large pot all over the world!)
-- Jerry Ludeke