President Donald Trump has chosen former Ridley Park councilman Kenneth Braithwaite to be the new U.S. ambassador to Norway, writes Kathleen Carey for the Daily Times.
Braithwaite has a long record of Navy service. He received his undergraduate degree from the Navy before earning his pilot wings. He also has a master’s degree from Penn.
During his time in the Navy, he was often deployed abroad, including in Iraq and Pakistan, and finished his military service six years ago as the Navy’s chief of information.
In addition to serving as a borough councilman for a decade, Braithwaite is the group senior vice president for the healthcare strategy and performance company Vizient.
Braithwaite’s friends and colleagues from Delaware County describe him as a good man with strong opinions and a balanced demeanor.
“He’s just a nice guy, and he’s extremely intelligent and articulate, and he’ll be a great ambassador,” said Sen. Tom Killion. “He’s a good family man, smart as heck.”
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