Consul General Jon Danilowicz
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Jon Danilowicz assumed responsibility as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan on October 1, 2014. Prior to his arrival in Peshawar, Jon completed an assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of that 500 employee embassy. From 2011 – 12, Jon served in Islamabad as Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section, managing over $100 million/year in assistance programs and leading a staff of 150. Jon was earlier posted in Embassy Islamabad from 1999 – 2002 and returned later to Pakistan in December 2005 to assist with earthquake relief efforts.
Jon’s earlier postings included tours in Dhaka as Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs from 2007 – 2011 and as Vice Consul/Third Secretary from 1990 – 1992. Jon also served in the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as a country desk officer from 1997 - 1999. Other overseas postings have included Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Panama. Jon served on Secretary of State Warren Christopher’s staff as a watch officer in the Department of State’s Operations Center from 1994-1995.
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 as a faculty member 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 in Dhaka, while sons Jon Jr. and Christopher and daughter Emily are living in the United States.