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Lincoln Bloomfield Jr.





Lincoln Bloomfield Jr. founded Palmer Coates LLC in 2005. His education and professional career have centered on international affairs, including foreign policy and defense. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to be the U.S. Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction from 2008-09 with the rank of Ambassador. From 2001-2005 he was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, also serving as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1992-93), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-02), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-89). He was a member of the US water mediation between Israel and Jordan in 1990, and a member of the US delegation negotiating the future of US facilities in the Philippines in 1991-92. In eight years as a Defense Department official beginning in 1981, Mr. Bloomfield served as Country Director for Lebanon (1982-85) and Country Director for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burma (1985-86) among other policy responsibilities.

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