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Biography of George A. Krol

Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs
Term of Appointment: May 2008 to present

Ambassador George A. Krol is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Minister-Counselor. He joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and served as U.S. Ambassador to Belarus 2003-2006. He has served in overseas postings in Warsaw, New Delhi, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev and Minsk and has held several domestic assignments including as Director of the State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-large for the New Independent States. He has also taught at the National War College and was a member of the State Department’s Senior Seminar. Ambassador Krol is the recipient of several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor awards. He speaks Russian and Polish. Ambassador Krol is a graduate of Harvard University and Oxford University, England.


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