United States Ambassador to Serbia

Ambassador of the United States to Serbia
Амбасадор Сједињених Држава у Србији
Ambasador Sjedinjenih Država u Srbiji

Seal of the United States Department of State
Kyle Randolph Scott

since February 5, 2016
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Eugene Schuyler
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation November 10, 1882
Website U.S. Embassy - Belgrade

U.S. diplomatic terms

Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional-recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Serbia.

Some parts of today's Serbia had been under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire (from 1459 until 1804) while other parts were occupied by Habsburg Monarchy (1526–1804), Austrian Empire (1804–1867), and Austria-Hungary (1867-1918). Upon regaining its independence (partial in 1804 and full in 1878), the Serbian state strengthened and expanded and was in 1918 the driving force behind the creation of Yugoslavia (the land of South Slavs, a multi-ethnic state that over the following seven decades experienced various models of governance). In 1992 Yugoslavia disintegrated, although two of its constituent units - Serbia and Montenegro - continued in the same federal state under the same name Yugoslavia until 2003, when they re-organized into Serbia-Montenegro. After the Montenegrin independence referendum in May 2006, Serbia, as the only remaining unit in the federation, also became independent on 5 June 2006.

The United States established diplomatic relations with Serbia on November 10, 1882 when Eugene Schuyler was appointed resident U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Romania and Greece, in Athens.

Since July 17, 1919, U.S. diplomatic missions were based in Yugoslavia and since May 1992 after the breakup of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia – United States relations cooled off, were severed after the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The U.S. Embassy formally reopened in Belgrade in May 2001.

The United States Embassy in Serbia is located in Belgrade.


Heads of the Embassy of the United States in Belgrade (1992–present)


See also


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