Stephen Mull

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Stephen Mull
Stephen Mull US State Dept photo.jpg
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Acting
In office
June 5, 2018 – August 29, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byTom Shannon
Succeeded byDavid Hale
Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation
In office
September 25, 2015 – August 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byJoseph Macmanus (Acting)
Succeeded byBrian Hook (Special Representative for Iran)
United States Ambassador to Poland
In office
November 8, 2012 – September 25, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byLee Feinstein
Succeeded byPaul Jones
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
In office
June 21, 2009 – October 5, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDaniel Smith
Succeeded byJohn Bass
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Acting
In office
January 11, 2007 – August 11, 2008
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Hillen
Succeeded byMark Kimmitt
United States Ambassador to Lithuania
In office
August 26, 2003 – June 16, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Tefft
Succeeded byJohn Cloud
Personal details
Born (1958-04-30) April 30, 1958 (age 61)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma materGeorgetown University

Stephen D. Mull (born April 30, 1958) is a Senior Foreign Service officer who was most recently the Acting Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, having previously served as United States Ambassador to Poland, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and United States Ambassador to Lithuania.[1][2]

Ambassador Mull holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest diplomatic rank in the United States Foreign Service.[3]

On September 18, 2015, Mull was appointed as the United States Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, tasked with carrying out the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.[4]

Biography[edit]

Mull was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics in 1980.

Mull is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service in the class of Career Ambassador. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, and has served as a Consular or Political Officer for the U.S. Missions in Poland, the Bahamas, and South Africa since the beginning of his career in the Foreign Service in 1982.

Prior to his assignment in Jakarta, Mull worked as Deputy Director of the State Department Operations Center, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, as Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs, and as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State.

On March 10, 2003, then-U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Mull as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania.[5] After being confirmed by the Senate, he assumed his position on August 26, 2003. He completed his tour of duty on July 18, 2006.[6]

On April 30, 2009, Mull testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on international efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.[7]

Mull is married to Cheri Stephan.[citation needed] The Mulls have one child, Ryan.[citation needed]

Ambassador to Poland[edit]

Stephen Mull was appointed the United States Ambassador to Poland on October 24, 2012. He speaks Polish fluently.[8]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Department of State. "Acting Under Secretary for Political Affairs". Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Toosi, Nahal (June 25, 2018). "Pompeo gives U.S. diplomats 'dose of reality' after early high hopes". POLITICO. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.congress.gov/nomination/114th-congress/1907
  4. ^ Appointment of Ambassador Stephen D. Mull as Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation
  5. ^ Mr. Stephen D. Mull Nominated as New United States Ambassador to Lithuania: Biography[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Lithuania[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Stephen Mull on Piracy off of the Coast of Somalia
  8. ^ http://www.dziennik.com/wiadomosci/artykul/ambasador-robi-pizze
  9. ^ M.P. 1997 nr 66 poz. 645 – mistaken as Stephan Mull
  10. ^ Apdovanotų asmenų duomenų bazė

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Tefft
United States Ambassador to Lithuania
2003–2006
Succeeded by
John Cloud
Preceded by
Lee Feinstein
United States Ambassador to Poland
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Paul Jones
Preceded by
Joseph Macmanus
Acting
Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Brian Hook
as Special Representative for Iran
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hillen
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Acting

2007–2008
Succeeded by
Mark Kimmitt
Preceded by
Daniel Smith
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
2009–2012
Succeeded by
John Bass
Preceded by
Tom Shannon
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Acting

2018
Succeeded by
David Hale