Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Receives Medal

luvsmiling, Oct. 24, 2014, 11:31 a.m.


The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs has been awarded the Gwanghwa Medal for his contributions to the bilateral alliance.  The medal was conferred by Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, who was visiting Washington, at the Korean Embassy on Wednesday. 



The order of diplomatic service merit is given to people who have contributed to boosting national prestige or promoting friendship with another nation.  Campbell said it was "a great honor" to receive the medal and that his work with his Korean friends was "a highlight" of his life. 

Campbell was a sometimes abrasive policymaker on Korean issues during U.S. President Barack Obama's first term. Having worked for Hillary Clinton's election campaign, he is expected to play a role in foreign and security affairs if she runs for president in 2016.

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