joined the National War College in late August 2011. Prior to joining NWC, he served as USAID Mission Director to Egypt just prior to and during the Arab Spring, from September 2010-August 2011. Previous assignments include Acting Assistant to the Administrator of USAID for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Director (for the USAID Administrator) of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force (November 2008-August 2010), Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East (March 2008-November 2008), Deputy Assistant Administrator for Iraq (August 2006-March 2008), USAID Mission Director to West Bank/Gaza (Second Intifada, August 2004-2006), USAID Mission Director to Afghanistan (August 2003-June 2004), Director for South Asian Affairs (Bureau for Asia-Near East) (June 2002-August 2003), USAID Deputy Mission Director to India (August 1998-May 2002), Director for Energy, Environment & Urban Affairs of the Bureau for New Independent States (1992-1998), Program Director for USAID/Indonesia (1991-1992), Country Officer for Jordan, West Bank/Gaza & Syria (First Intifada,1988-1991), Division Chief for Energy in USAID/Pakistan (war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, 1984-1988), and S&T Advisor of Near East Bureau (1982-1984).
Before joining USAID in 1984, Mr. Bever served as the Chief of Party for a USAID-funded national energy investment program in the Kingdom of Morocco; as the Deputy Director for the Energy Management Training Program for National Energy Officials of Developing Countries at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory funded by DOE, USAID, and the
Al' Diriyah Institute of Saudi Arabia; and as Associate Fellow of the Overseas Development Council. Mr. Bever holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (1977) and BA in Economics from Cornell University (1974). His nomination to serve as a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service as been announced by USAID; White House/Congressional approval is pending.