Obama Nominates Richard Mills for Ambassadorship to Armenia

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Richard M. Mills, Jr. as Ambassador to Armenia, on July 10.

Mills will replace current Ambassador John Heffern if his nomination is confirmed.

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country.  I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead,” President Obama was quoted as saying in regards to his nominees, Mills among them.

Richard M. Mills, Jr.
Richard M. Mills, Jr.

Mills is a career member of the Foreign Service. He recently served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon (2012-2014). Previous to that post, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Valetta, Malta (2010-2012).

In the past, Mills served as Senior Democracy Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq (2009-2010), Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London (2006-2009), and Energy Attaché and Acting Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2005-2006).  He served as Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (2003-2004), Political Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (2001-2003), Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland (1999-2001), and Line Director in the Executive Secretariat at the Department of State (1996-1998).

Mills has also served in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the Bureau of Soviet Union Affairs— eventually becoming desk officer for the newly independent Armenia and Azerbaijan—and at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Prior to his Foreign Service career, Mills practiced law in Washington D.C.—as an Associate Attorney at Duncan, Allen and Mitchell and also at Wickwire, Gavin and Gibbs. Mills received a B.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and an M.S. in International Security Affairs from the National Defense University in 2005. He is married to Leigh Carter, a retired Foreign Service Officer.


  1. Of course, just about any US State Department official who rises to this level is horribly pro-Turkish and pro-genocidal. I am sure that Mills is licking his lips.

    They all want to create a pan-Turkish gateway into Azerbaijan and the gas and oil beyond that. Anything that stands in their way, such as Armenia, Artsakh, and Russia, must be subjugated and, if necessary, utterly destroyed.

    Turkey is always glad to help out in any genocidal way it can, and the US is happy to use the Turks as Janissaries. Israel (and Russia) joins in and joyfully supplies arms to Azerbaijan.
    It’s a genocide fiesta, just in time for the 100th!

  2. If confirmed, the first thing for him to do once in Armenia should be to visit the Genocide Memorial and kneel down at the eternal flame not as a private citizen but as the Ambassador of the US.

  3. We must not jump to hasty conclusions. The Caucasus is a complicated place and Armenia is an island of rationality. It is in America’s interest to keep Armenia as neutral as possible.

  4. I don’t think it even matters who he is and what his convictions are. We’ve seen it all before, and unless fundamental changes take place, it will all be the same song and dance.

    The story goes something like this…

    He will soon be given a neocon pill to swallow and ordered to display a smile while swallowing it, regardless of how awful it tastes. If the pill wears out too soon or his conscience gets the best of him and he speaks the truth to help Armenia and Armenians in any way, he will quickly be shown the exit, and kicked from behind as he leaves.

    The end.

  5. When will we all understand that the US State department, who are overwhelmingly controlled by Zionist Jews, are our worst enemy. They understand very well their historical role in the AG and their gain because of it. Does anyone think they will ruin that anytime soon by recognizing the AG?

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