Former US Ambassador to S. Sudan T. Hushek wins prestigious award

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek wins the 2020 Ryan C. Crocker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Expeditionary Diplomacy |Photo US Embassy, Juba

Dec 3, 2020 (Thessherald)–Former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek has won the 2020 Ryan C. Crocker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Expeditionary Diplomacy.

In a brief statement, the United States Embassy in the Republic of South Sudan congratulated Thomas Hushek on his well-deserved recognition.

“Congratulations to Former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek for winning the 2020 Ryan C. Crocker Award for Outstanding Leadership in Expeditionary Diplomacy.”

“This is an extraordinary award from the Department of State to employees who excel in the most challenging leadership positions overseas,” the Embassy says in a statement.

Who’s Thomas Hushek, former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan?

Mr. Hushek is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service . He has been working for the State Department since 1988. He has served at multiple capacities including being the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and has worked in U.S. embassies in Micronesia, Russia and Tajikistan.

United States Ambassador to South Sudan

On August 3, 2017, Hushek was nominated as the United States Ambassador to South Sudan. On April 26, 2018, the Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote.