Donald Trump has appointed the head of the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, Matthew S. Klimow, as the State Department's interim Inspector General. In this connection, the ambassador plans to stay in the U.S. until the end of 2020. Valerie Chittenden, a diplomat with 18 years of experience, will perform his duties in Ashkhabad during this period.
Klimow's appointment to the top post at the State Department is a testament to his professionalism in government. During his career, Mr. Ambassador has held leadership positions at the White House, the State Department, and NATO.