Career diplomat and CIA operative Philip Reeker will replace Wess Mitchell as the head of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, starting March 18, according to reports.
Reeker served as US ambassador to Macedonia from 2008 to 2011 and deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs from 2011 to 2013.
Reeker is best remembered as the leader of the Macedonia’s name change operation, and the man behind organizing the Kumanovo terrorist attack in 2015 which left 8 policemen dead and was the starting point of the downfall of the Gruevski-led Government.
Reeker will also be remembered for recruiting current FM Nikola Dimitrov as a CIA asset whose job was to spy on the Macedonian Government and reveal all plans and tactics to Washington.
Reeker has so far been in the European Command of the United States (EUCOM) in Stuttgart, where he is from 2017.