US Embassy Moscow’s Deputy Chief of Mission Bart Gorman and his family departed Moscow on February 10 after being declared persona non grata by the Russian Federation, this blog has learned.
The US Embassy in Moscow did not respond to our inquiry.
Mr. Gorman was Chargé d’affaires at US Mission Russia after the departure of Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr. who served in Moscow from October 2, 2017–October 3, 2019. Ambassador John J. Sullivan (1959–) assumed charge of the mission in January 2020 and Mr. Gorman continued as his deputy. Below is Mr. Gorman’s bio via Embassy Moscow:
Bart Gorman is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Gorman is responsible for managing key aspects of the U.S. – Russia relationship.
From 2017-2019, Mr. Gorman served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis (TIA), Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, he oversaw all Diplomatic Security programs that analyze, assess, investigate, and disseminate information on threats directed against U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas and domestically.
Previously, Mr. Gorman worked as the Director of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/ITA), where he led a cadre of analysts and support staff responsible for enhancing the safety and security of U.S. diplomatic facilities, personnel, and other key constituencies by monitoring, analyzing, and providing warnings about threats impacting U.S. interests worldwide.
Mr. Gorman has also served as the Senior Regional Security Officer (RSO) in Moscow, Russia (2014-2016); the Senior Deputy RSO in Baghdad, Iraq (2013-2014); the RSO in Amman, Jordan (2010-2013); the Deputy RSO in Beijing, China; a threat analyst in DS/ITA (2004-2006); the RSO in Almaty, Kazakhstan (2002-2004); the RSO in Yerevan, Armenia (2001-2002); and an Assistant RSO in Moscow, Russia (1999-2001). His first assignment as a special agent was in the New York Field Office (1999).
Mr. Gorman holds a Ph.D. and MA in Slavic Literatures and Languages from the University of Southern California, and a BA from Colgate University. He also holds an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.
Mr. Gorman is married to Donna Gorman and they have four children, ages 19, 16, 13, and 11.
🗓️On February🔟members of the Russian foreign service celebrate their professional holiday – #DiplomatsDay
Please enjoy @RusEmbUSA SPECIAL EDITION featuring interactive photo exhibition dedicated to outstanding 🇷🇺 diplomats who served in the #US
— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) February 10, 2022
.@tassagency_en: Earlier, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov informed that only 184 employees would remain in the Russian Embassy in Washington after another group left the country by January 30… https://t.co/lW6J8Tse77
— Lee Ferran (@leeferran) February 9, 2022
Charge d’Affairs Bart Gorman: “It was wonderful to meet Mr. Muratov and discuss the importance of freedom of the press in Russia and how to improve U.S.-Russia relations. People-to-people relationships are the bedrock of our bilateral relations.” #NobelPeacePrize2021 pic.twitter.com/RFkeFjJcCb
— Jason P. Rebholz (@USEmbRuPress) October 27, 2021
Today DCM of the @USEmbRu Bart #Gorman was summoned to the @MFA_Russia, where he was handed a note saying that 🔟#US Embassy employees were declared persona non grata.
This measure is a tit-for-tat response to the actions carried out by 🇺🇸 side.
— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) April 21, 2021