James S. Gilmore III Sworn-in as New U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2019
On June 25, James S. Gilmore III was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) by John J. Sullivan, Deputy U.S. Secretary of State. Ambassador Gilmore is expected to arrive in Vienna, Austria, in July.
In his remarks at the swearing-in ceremony, Ambassador Gilmore thanked President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for their support and pledged to maintain strong U.S. leadership across the OSCE’s political-military, economic and environmental, and human dimensions.
On April 9, Ambassador Gilmore told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that he is committed to “advance[ing] policies that promote democracy, advance human rights, and enhance the prosperity and security of [the United States].”
Ambassador Gilmore has dedicated much of his career to public service, serving in the U.S. Army, as a county prosecutor, as Virginia’s Attorney General, and as Virginia’s 68th governor (1998-2002). He holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He is married to Roxane Gatling Gilmore, and they have two adult sons.
For further information please contact:
U.S. Mission to the OSCE
Elaine A. Paplos, Public Affairs Counselor