Joseph Henry Smith is the ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States. He was appointed to the current position by his Excellency Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, in September, 2014. An excellent military officer, astute politician and a fine diplomat, Lieutenant General JH Smith CV, LM (USA) brings to Washington, DC, his exceptional rich experience in his many fields of endeavour. It is also much to his credit that he is the first Ghanaian, ever, to be appointed to the position of Ghana’s Ambassador to the USA, who has previously served as the Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché (DMNAA) in Washington. Lieutenant General JH Smith CV, LM (USA) has a personal resolute determination to keep an open door policy, to be extended to various stake holders spanning the Ghanaian Diaspora Community; a vision in line with the country’s foreign policy and the “Better Ghana Agenda” of the Government of Ghana, i.e. to promote and deepen strategic partnership, security and economic co-operation between Ghana and the USA.