Pearce ’72 Named Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Business Recorder)

David Pearce ’72, a 30-year veteran of the Foreign Service, has been named Acting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, replacing Ambassador Marc Grossman. Pearce, who currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, assumes the temporary role December 14, 2012. According to Business Recorder, Pearce has strong support within the Obama administration and is expected to be elevated to the position permanently.


  1. Vin DiCara says:

    Another 1972 graduate continuing a successful career in Public Service. Congratulations to David!!

  2. David Tyrrell says:

    The last time I saw David was at the US Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1991 during Desert Storm. David was there with the US Ambassador to Kuwait in exile during the war. Amazing coincidence to be shipped half-way around the world and run into a fraternity brother!!! Congrats David

  3. Sad to know that my family alma mater is so deep in the blood the U.S. has shed in Afghanistan and Iraq and lately in Pakistan. This will not be a legacy that is proudly remembered in the opinion of this history major.

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