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A U.S. Ambassador is the top level diplomat stationed in a U.S. Embassy abroad to represent the President of the United States with American diplomatic relations with that country. Ambassadors serve a the "pleasure of the President" and often are cycled out when a new administration takes over. An ambassador's primary duty is to work on behalf of the U.S. President promoting national interests, maintaining diplomacy, welcoming and entertaining visitors, and supporting and upholding resolutions.