By The Hill Staff - 09/24/09 11:38 PM EDT
• Mary Bruce Warlick has been nominated to become ambassador to Serbia. Warlick is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Until May 2009, she served as acting deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Policy. She joined the State Department and the foreign service in 1983.
• Obama has nominated Alan Bersin to become commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Homeland Security Department. Bersin has been the assistant secretary for International Affairs and special representative for Border Affairs at the department. Previously he was the secretary of education for California in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (R) administration.