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Kurt Douglas Volker, former United States permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Senate Legislation fellow, United States Department State, 1997-1998.


Volker, Kurt Douglas was born in 1964.


Bachelor, Temple University, Philadelphia. Master of Arts in International Relations, George Washington University, Washington.


Analyst Central Intelligence Agency, 1986—1988. Joined United States Foreign Service, 1988, on assignment Budapest, Hungary, London. Various positions including special assistant to the counselor and special assistant to the United States special envoy for Bosnia negotiations United States State Department, deputy political counselor, political-military officer, United States Embassy Budapest, Hungary, 1994—1997, first secretary, the United States Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1998—1999, principal deputy assistant secretary European and Eurasian affairs, 2005—2008.

Foreign policy staff member, Senator John McCain United States Senate, Washington, 1997—1998. Deputy director, private office of secretary general Lord Robertson North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1999—2001. United States permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization United States Department State, Brussels, 2008—2009.

Acting senior director European and Eurasian affairs and director North Atlantic Treaty Organization and West Europe National Security Council, 2001—2005.


Married; 2 children.