Pat is a career diplomat and the Senior Commercial Officer in Kazakhstan, leading the team of five trade professionals in the U.S. Commercial Service, Almaty. His previous postings were in New Delhi, India from 2010-2013, and Japan from 2007-2010. Pat entered the Commercial Service after a career of 22 years in the Army, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His military background includes service in Infantry and Intelligence officer billets, focused on Asia security issues. Pat is a graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.