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Stephen D. Mull is a Senior Foreign Service officer who previously served as United States , Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and United States Ambassador to Lithuania.


Mull, Stephen D. was born on April 30, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States.


He graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics in 1980.


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. 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. After being confirmed by the Senate, he assumed his position on August 26, 2003. He completed his tour of duty on July 18, 2006.

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. Mull is married to Cheri Stephan. The Mulls have one child, Ryan.

Stephen Mull was appointed the United States on October 24, 2012. He speaks Polish fluently.


  • Director General's Award for Political Reporting, 1988Superior Honor Award (four times)Balker-Wilkins AwardPresidential Meritorious Service Award, 2003Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (5th Class), 1997Order for Merits to Lithuania (3rd Class), 2006Order of Polonia Restituta (2nd Class), 2015.


Mull is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service in the class of Minister Counselor.


Married Cheryl Stephan. 1 child Ryan.

Cheryl Stephan

Ryan Mull