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John Ukec Lueth Ukec


Sudan's Ambassador to the United States

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Created: 21st Jul 2008
Modified: 21st Jul 2008
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John Ukec Lueth Ukec
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Gender: male
Place of Origin: Sudan
John Ukec Lueth Ukec was born in Aweil, Sudan, which lies in the Eastern portion of Southern Sudan. Joining the Southern Liberation Movement in 1964, he served as a military officer in the Anya-nya Forces until the Addis Ababa Peace Accord in 1972, when he was absorbed into the Sudan Armed Forces with the rank of Captain. He concluded his military career as a General and the commanding officer of the First Infantry Division's Combat Training Center. Moving to the United States in the 1980s, General John became an activist and public speaker on liberation issues of Southern Sudan, while also earning Masters degrees from both Iowa State University and Oklahoma State University. From 1989 to 2005, he taught economics at Langston University in Oklahoma and at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa. During this time, he also worked at Iowa State University as a Financial Aid Administrator, Chair of Human Relations, and co-Chair of Black Faculty and Staff. General John left both Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College to join the Government of National Unity as Sudan's Ambassador to the United States.

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