New U.S. Ambassador to Belgium tours USAG Brussels
August 28, 2009
BRUSSELS, Belgium - U.S. Army Garrison Brussels welcomed the Hon. Howard W. Gutman and his family for a Aug. 24 tour of the garrison compound and facilities.
Ambassador Gutman was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in June, and confirmed in that position by the Senate on July 24. He arrived in Brussels on Aug. 19.
Ambassador Gutman is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He has had a distinguished career in private law practice. Early in his career, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and later served as a Special Assistant to FBI Director William H. Webster, focusing on counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence.
The ambassador, his wife Michelle Loewinger, and their 15-year-old son, Chase, received briefings on the garrison's mission and then toured its facilities, met garrison employees and children at CYSS and were issued their ID cards.
USAG Brussels officials said they are honored that the President's personal representative to Belgium visited this garrison so soon after arriving on station. Welcome to Brussels, Ambassador Gutman and family.