Jonathan Addleton was born and raised in Pakistan. A career Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Career Minister, he has served as US Ambassador to Mongolia; Senior Civilian Representative for Southern Afghanistan based in Kandahar; Development Counselor at the US Mission to the European Union in Brussels; USAID Mission Director in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Central Asian Republics; and USAID Program Officer in Jordan, Yemen and South Africa. Prior to become a Foreign Service Officer in 1984, he worked briefly at the World Bank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Macon Telegraph. He has also served on international school boards in Amman (Jordan), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). He is married to Fiona Mary Riach and they have three adult children.