A career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Larry L. Memmott began service as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Kuwait on September 10, 2018 and took over leadership of Embassy Kuwait as Chargé d’affaires a.i. on October 5, 2019. Mr. Memmott previously served in Baghdad, Washington, La Paz and Bishkek. He began his diplomatic career in 1987, and has also served in U.S. Embassies in Norway, Chile, Uzbekistan, Ecuador, and the Philippines. He speaks Spanish and Russian and has won several State Department awards for his contribution to U.S. diplomacy and his leadership.
A native of the state of Utah, Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Utah. He undertook post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Chicago. He has three grown children who reside in Maryland. His wife, Tatyana, and youngest daughter, Aliciya, reside with him in Kuwait.