President Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
· D. Brent Hardt, Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Department of State. Hardt is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
· Donald W. Koran, Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda, Department of State. Koran is Director for the Office of Africa Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State
· Geeta Pasi, Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, Department of State. Pasi is currently the Director of East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau at the Department of State
The President also announced his intent to appoint Michael Les Benedict as a Member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. Benedict is a leading scholar of American constitutional history and the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author of The Blessings of Liberty, The Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson, and Preserving the Constitution, a selection of essays on the constitutional politics of Reconstruction.