His Excellency Glenn V. Davidson presented his credentials to Afghanistan’s President Karzai on June 2, 2012. From September 2008 until March 2012 he served as Ambassador of Canada to the Syrian Arab Republic. Prior to his appointment in Syria, Ambassador Davidson was a career naval officer, retiring in 2008 as a Vice-Admiral. He was the Canadian military representative to the NATO Military Committee in the permanent session at NATO headquarters in Brussels from 2004 to 2008 and commanded Canada’s Maritime Forces Atlantic from 2002 to 2004. His previous appointments include destroyer and squadron commands in the Pacific, Canadian Forces Attaché at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, and head of personnel for the Navy. Ambassador Davidson was appointed a commander of the Order of Military Merit in 2002, and awarded an honourary Doctorate in Civil Law by the University of King’s College in 2007. He and his wife Petra have one daughter, Eleanor, and make their home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mr. Davidson succeeds William Crosbie as Canada’s Ambassador to Afghanistan.