by Ashot Safaryan
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, the White House announced, as Asbarez reported.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mills will replace current ambassador John Heffern.
"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," said Obama in referring to Mills and other being nominated Thursday for ambassadorial positions.
Mills is currently Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Beirut, where he began his tour in 2012.
Richard Mills assumed the role of Charge d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Malta, ad interim, in June 2011. Since August 2010, he had been serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy.