President of the United States Donald Trump has introduced the candidacy of Keith Dayton as the U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine for the Senate's approval. The White House's press office reported that on May 15.
"NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:Keith W. Dayton, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine", reads the message.
Dayton is now the director of the George Marshall Center in Germany. He is also a senior US defense adviser in Ukraine.
Earlier, Keith Dayton served as a military attaché at the embassy in Russia.
Dayton received a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, as well as a master's degree from the University of Southern California in collaboration with the US Army Institute in Garmisch, Germany.
He received numerous awards for his military service, including these from the State Department and the governments of Canada, Germany and Austria.
Dayton speaks Russian and German.