George A. Krol
|George A. Krol|
|United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan|
June 2011 – incumbent
|Preceded by||Richard Norland|
George Albert Krol (born 1956, 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 June 2011, he is the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan. He served 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. 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 unmarried.
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 (1997–99) and Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States (1995–97). Ambassador Krol has received several State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. He speaks Russian and Polish.
- George A. Krol, Our Campaigns. Accessed December 24, 2007.