Charles R. Baquet III

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Charles R. Baquet III is a former Peace Corps Deputy Director and in now a member of Board of Trustees for World Learning. [1]

In 2001 Charles "resigned at Acting Director the Peace Corps on October 1. Mr. Baquet served as a volunteer in Somalia, in the United States Foreign Service, and since 1994 as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps." [2]

"On March 26, 1994, Charles R. Baquet III was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. Nominated by President Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Baquet began his career in public service by serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Somali Republic from 1965 to 1967. After completing his Peace Corps service, Baquet went on to pursue a long and distinguished career in the Foreign Service, working in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. Baquet assumed the position of Acting Director of the Peace Corps in January 2001.

"While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Somalia, Baquet worked at a boys' school teaching social studies and English. When he returned to the United States in 1967, he joined Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), a domestic version of the Peace Corps. A year later, he joined the Foreign Service and began pursuing a career in diplomacy.

"Baquet served at a variety of posts around the world, including Paris, Hong Kong, and Beirut. From 1988 to 1991, he served as the U.S. Consul General at the American Embassy in Cape Town, South Africa, where he witnessed the end of apartheid and the birth of South Africa's democracy. In 1991, President Bush appointed Baquet to become the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, where he served until his return to the Peace Corps.

"Baquet is a member of the American Foreign Service Association, African-American Ambassador's Association, and Rotary International." [3]