Shortly after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2008 with a degree in Political Science, Junior Aini returned to the Marshall Islands as a recipient of the Marshall Islands National Scholarship Program. In 2009, Junior started his career in The Foreign Service where he served as a Foreign Service Officer for the Office of Compact Implementation, a division under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that operates as the focal point for all issues related to the Compact and its implementation. After three years of significant contributions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various key Ministries and Agencies of the Government of the Marshall Islands, Junior accepted an assignment to be posted at the Republic of the Marshall Islands Embassy in Washington D.C.
Junior currently serves as the First Secretary for the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United States of America where he assists the Ambassador in all issues related to the bi-lateral relation between the RMI and the United States, engages in wide-ranging issues related to the interest of the Marshall Islands, and oversees the daily operations of the Embassy.
In his free time, Junior enjoys basketball, drawing, and fishing. He is a proud father of three daughters.
Other Participants of ELDP Pacific 2015
CNMI participant Frankie Eliptico represented the 2015 class of the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Twenty-two (22) participants from throughout the U.S. affiliated insular areas represented the … [more]
The Executive Leadership Development Program completed graduation ceremonies in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, June 14, 2013. Twenty participants completed the program, representing American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, … [more]
Twenty (20) participants from throughout the insular areas represented the 2011 graduating class of the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). ELDP graduation ceremonies were held on May 8, 2011, at the East-West … [more]
Calvert Birmingham was selected to represent the graduating class of the Graduate School USA’s Executive Leadership Program this past summer. Calvert currently works with the US Virgin Islands’ Department of … [more]
Ivan “Jimbo” Alafonso gave closing remarks on behalf of the inaugural graduating class of the Executive Leadership Development Program in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 18, 2009. Both the full text … [more]