Georgetown alum Steven Mull (F ’80) was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Wednesday.
“In the 23 years since it regained independence, Poland has proven itself as an unshakable ally of the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with us on the front lines from Iraq to Afghanistan, shining the light of democracy on those dark corners of the world that have not yet won their freedom, and volunteering to be among the first in helping the NATO alliance defend against the threat of ballistic missiles,” Mull said at his swearing-in ceremony, according to a transcription of his speech posted on the U.S. Department of State website.
Mull began his career in the Foreign Service in 1982 and is currently a Career Minister. He has served in the Bahamas, Poland and South Africa and was the U.S. ambassador to Lithuania from 2003 to 2006.
“Steve was always the first to spring into action, standing up task forces, managing rapid response personnel,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said before Mull was sworn-in, according to a transcription of the speech. “Whether it was after the earthquake in Haiti, the terrible natural and nuclear crisis in Japan, or, most recently, the awful assault on our post in Benghazi and other diplomatic posts that were threatened, we never doubted we’d get the best response, the most professional response because of Steve’s leadership and hard work.”