31 Jul '13, 3am

Obama taps former Marine for ambassadorship #USMC

Obama taps former Marine for ambassadorship #USMC

Related Estrada is tapped as 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps John Estrada, left, shakes hands with the current Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Michael Barrett, at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2012. Cody Fodale/U.S. Marine Corps WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is tapping a major campaign fundraiser and a former Marine who backed his campaign as U.S. ambassadors. The White House says John Estrada is Obama's pick for Trinidad and Tobago. Estrada held the top enlisted post in the Marine Corps. He endorsed Obama and spoke at the 2008 Democratic convention. Obama has selected Noah Mamet for Argentina. As a Democratic operative he raised more than $500,000 for Obama's re-election. Estrada and Mamet join a string of Obama political supporters to be offered ambassadorships recently. The White House says five vet...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/obama-taps-former-marine-f...

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