George A. Krol

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George A. Krol
George A. Krol, US Dept of State photo portrait.jpg
United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan
Assumed office
June 10, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Richard Norland
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 57–58)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Profession Career FSO

George Albert Krol (born 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a United States foreign service officer and career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. As of July 17 2014 he is the US Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan and as the Ambassador to Belarus 2003–06.


Krol's home state is New Jersey. He is the youngest of three sons of Anthony J. Krol and his wife of Manchester Township, New Jersey.[1] He attended St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey, and received a Bachelor's degree in History, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, England.

Ambassador Krol is married to Melissa Welch.[2]


Krol joined the United States Foreign Service in 1982, and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has held foreign assignments in Poland, India, the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and also previously in Belarus. He most recently served as Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the United States Embassy in Moscow (1999–2002). He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'affaires in Minsk, Belarus (1993–1995). His Washington assignments include Director of the Office of Russian Affairs (1997–1999) and Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States (1995–1997). Ambassador Krol has received several State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. He speaks Russian and Polish.


  1. ^ George A. Krol, Our Campaigns. Accessed December 24, 2007.
  2. ^ U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan: Who Is George Krol?, AllGov. Accessed September 15, 2014.