Kurt Volker was born on 27 December, 1964 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States. He is popular as the US Ambassador to NATO. He is a popular American diplomat and served as an executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
Few months ago he was in the news for the impeachment hearing. As a result, on September 27, 2019 Kurt resigned from his designation and hours after his dismissal, congressional Democrats announced that he would be called to provide a deposition.
On November 19, 2019, he completely reversed his previous impeachment testimony. He has been accused of working with US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and European Union Ambassador from US Gordon Sonland for pressurizing Ukraine to investigate Trumps political opponent.
Kurt Volker Career Details
Kurt Volker began his political career in the year 1988 as a Foreign Service Officer in the United States Foreign Service. Before joining as a Foreign Service Officer, he also worked as an CIA Analyst for a short span of time.
As a Foreign Service Officer, he served in various assignments overseas including Brussels and London in a period from 1994 to 1997. He also served in the US Embassy in Budapest and worked as a Special Assistant for Bosnia negotiations, Richard Holbrooke.
When he was in the Foreign Service, from 1997 to 1998, he served as a legislative fellow on the staff of Senator. His political career was at its peak in 1998 when he was appointed as the first secretary of the US mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization i.e. NATO. Just after one year in 1999, he was appointed as a Deputy Director of NATO. He served Secretary General George Robertson’s private office in the same designation until 2001.
After serving as a Deputy General of NATO, he then became an acting director for European and Eurasian Affairs for the National Security Council . He was in charge of the US preparation for the Istanbul summit of NATO held in the year 2004. He also attended the Prague summit (2002) as an acting director. Both the summits were successful from the political aspect and he initiated some informed decision utilizing his power to take the same.
He then became the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs in July 2005. He served the United States in the same designation until US President Goerge W. Bush appointed him as a United States Permanent Representative to NATO in 2008.
He became a member of a Washington based lobbying firm named ‘BGR Group’ in 2011. He also worked as a managing director in the firm’s international group
On July 7 2017, Kurt Volker was appointed as US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He resigned from the volunteer position on September 27, 2019 due to some political controversies.
Kurt Volker Family Details
Kurt Volker was born in the year 1964 and he is 56 years old as of March 2020. His father’s name was Benjamin Volker and his mother’s name was Thelma Volker.
Kurt VolkerEducation Details
He completed his schooling from Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School. In 1984, he completed his graduation in BA in International Affairs (Honors) from Temple University in the United States. He was awarded an MA in international Relations from the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs in 1987.
Kurt Volker Marriage Details
Kurt Volker married Karen Volker in the year. His first wife had given birth to two cute daughters. The couple separated due to some personal controversies and his wife was provided with the legal custody of his 2 daughters In June 2019, Kurt Volker married la Meurmishvili who worked as a Georgian journalist for the Voice of America.
Kurt Volker Net Worth
As of 2019, Kurt Volker Net-worth is estimated to be in between $15 million to $18 million. His entire earning was from his political career. No information about his annual salary disclosed publicly till date
Kurt Volker Body Measurements
Kurt Volker is blessed with a very attractive personality like a professional royal person. He is 5 feet 7 inch tall and weighs 74 kg. He is a white politician with brown hair color and his eyes are green in color. He exercise daily and go for a morning & evening walk daily to keep himself fit and healthy