Gregory B. Starr
|Gregory B. Starr|
|Director of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)|
February 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Scott Bultrowicz|
|Born||United States of America|
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
Prior to his appointment with the United Nations, Starr was the Director of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary within Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) from March 1, 2007. Starr also served as the acting Assistant Secretary of State for DS from October 2007 to July 2008. Starr became a Special Agent and joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1980.
His overseas assignments include Senior Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy to Israel (1997–2000), Regional Security Officer positions in Tunisia, Senegal and Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). His awards include several Senior Foreign Service Performance and Superior and Meritorious Honor awards.
In January 2013 Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced the interim replacement for Mr. Starr. Mr. Starr's pending departure had been announced the previous August. 
On February 1, 2013 it was announced that Mr. Starr has again assumed the responsibility of Director of the Diplomatic Security Service and will also serve as the acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
On July 31st, 2013 President Obama Announced that he was formally nominating Mr. Starr for Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
- Secretary-General Appoints Gregory B. Starr of United States as Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security
- Secretary-General Announces replacement of Gregory Starr as Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security
Richard J. Griffin
|Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security
2007 – 2008
Eric J. Boswell