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Atteberry began his career with USAID in 1982 in Zaire as an embedded advisor in the Ministry of Agriculture. He became a foreign service officer with USAID in 1987. In 1988 he went to USAID/Haiti as a project officer in the Agriculture Office. In 1992 to 1996 he served in USAID/Mali as a project development officer. From 1996 to 1998, he was assigned as supervisory program officer for USAID/Jamaica, then as supervisory program officer, division chief for the Office of West African Affairs, Africa Bureau. In 2002, Atteberry became the supervisory program officer for USAID/Guinea and Sierra Leone until 2005. Atteberry served as the director for the Regional Economic Growth & Integration Office for USAID/East Africa from 2005 to 2007. From March 2007 to April 2008, Atteberry worked as the USAID representative in an embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 4th Combat Brigade 1st Infantry Division in South Baghdad, Iraq, where he provided development expertise to support military counter insurgency efforts in an extremely dangerous environment.
Prior to becoming mission director to Nepal, Atteberry served as the deputy mission director in Afghanistan where he was responsible for USAID field operations. Before that, Atteberry served as USAID's deputy mission director in Ghana for two years.
Atteberry has received numerous awards and commendations for his dedicated service including a Superior Honor Award in 1996; two Superior Group Awards in 2008, Superior Unit Citation Award in 2000, and Meritorious Honor Awards in 2000 and 2007. He received a Master’s degree in International Agricultural Development in 1981 from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science, also from Texas A&M. He was also a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic.
Last updated: March 01, 2013