Scott Weinhold joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) from the leadership team of the Department of State’s Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts (CARE). He served as Assistant Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan 2020-2021, where he managed the State Department team during the August 2021 civilian evacuation of over 124,000 people from the HKIA airfield.
Mr. Weinhold joined the Foreign Service in 1992 and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara, Turkey 2017-2019. Prior to that he was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China.
His previous postings include Beijing, Tokyo, Canberra, Ulaanbaatar, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and Chengdu. He is the recipient of the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, a 2022 Presidential Rank Award, and multiple Superior Honor Awards. His languages are Mandarin Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Mongolian and basic Japanese.
Mr. Weinhold is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a double major in African American Studies and Asian History.