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Deputy Chief of Mission

Deputy Chief of Mission Jon Danilowicz

Deputy Chief of Mission Jon Danilowicz (U.S. Embassy Dhaka photo)

Deputy Chief of Mission Jon Danilowicz


Jon Danilowicz assumed his current position as Deputy Chief of Mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 11, 2012.  Jon served previously in Dhaka as Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs from 2007 – 2011. Jon began his foreign service career as Vice Consul/Third Secretary in Dhaka from 1990 – 1992, and later served as the Department of State’s country desk officer for Bangladesh from 1997 - 1999.  Earlier overseas postings have included assignments in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  He served as a watch officer in the Department of State’s Operations Center from 1994-1995.

Jon recently concluded an assignment in Islamabad as Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section, managing over $100 million/year in assistance programs and leading a staff of 150. Jon served an earlier tour as NAS Director in Embassy Islamabad from 1999 – 2002.  Jon managed U.S. law enforcement and counter narcotics programs as NAS Director in Panama City from 2003-2006.

Jon graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1989, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service degree (magna cum laude). He was awarded a Masters of Arts in National Security Affairs (with highest distinction) from the U.S. Naval War College in 2003. Jon was later detailed to the Naval War College in 2006 for a one year assignment as a Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department.

Jon hails from Massachusetts and is a life-long Red Sox fan.  Jon’s wife Nancy and younger daughter Katie reside with him in Dhaka, while sons Jon Jr. and Christopher and daughter Emily are living in the United States.