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Deputy Chief of Mission

Lawrence C. Mandel

Lawrence C. Mandel, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara

Lawrence C. Mandel, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara

Lawrence (Larry) Mandel is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.


Larry’s previous assignment was as Director, Office of Performance Evaluation, from October 2011 to September 2013.  Previously he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.  His other overseas assignments include as Counselor for Management Affairs at the U.S. Embassies in Jakarta, Tel Aviv and Budapest, Procurement Director in Tokyo, Consular Officer and Ambassador's Aide in London and General Services Officer in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He served on school boards in Budapest, Tel Aviv and Jakarta, helping to make new school campuses realities. 

In Washington Larry served from 2003-05 as Director of the ICASS Service Center, responsible for an annual budget in excess of $1 billion and coordinating overseas operations with over 40 federal agencies.  He has also served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, and as a Post Management Officer for posts in the Near East and South Asian regions.  Other Washington assignments include the 24-hour Operations Center and the Office of the Legal Advisor.  

Before joining the State Department in1984 Larry was an attorney in Massachusetts, and worked as a retail executive for a chain of stores in Chicago.  He and his wife Judy have four children.  Larry is the recipient of numerous State Department awards, and holds the rank of Minister Counselor.