Ambassador Mikulak presents his credentials to OPCW Director General Üzümcü
November 29, 2010
Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2010 as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with the rank of Ambassador.
Ambassador Mikulak presented his credentials to OPCW Director General Üzümcü on November 29, 2010.
Prior to his appointment as U.S. Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mikulak was the Director of the Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons Affairs in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the Department of State. From 2008-2010 he served as the U.S. Representative to the OPCW’s Executive Council and as Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the OPCW between 1993 and 1996.
Ambassador Mikulak served in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for 22 years and was a senior U.S. negotiator during negotiation of the 1989 and 1990 U.S.-Soviet agreements on chemical weapons and the multilateral 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention.
Ambassador Mikulak received his undergraduate education at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.