What John Bolton’s new book reveals about government service
A senior diplomat with 30+ years of experience advocating U.S. policy, in 2018 Greg Delawie concluded his assignment as Ambassador to Kosovo, where he led a 500-person high-morale embassy in Europe’s newest country. As DCM (chief operating officer) at the embassy in Berlin, Germany, he mentored a new-to-government Ambassador, supervised 1,600 people and a $150M budget, and rebuilt embassy effectiveness. As DCM in Zagreb, he worked to promote military, political, and economic reforms necessary for Croatia’s membership in NATO.
In Washington, DC, Delawie served as Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) in the State Department’s Arms Control Bureau, where he negotiated a new framework for European conventional arms control, leading talks with 28 NATO states. In another assignment as DAS in the Political-Military Affairs Bureau, he was US government counter-piracy chair, leading a group of 30 nations that developed strategies to deter piracy off the coast of Somalia.
In prior Foreign Service assignments, Delawie worked on international trade, human resources policy, international aviation, and in State’s 24 x 7 crisis management center. Abroad, he was economic counselor in Rome, Italy; economic officer in Ankara, Turkey; and consular officer in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bolton’s book revealed his commitment to American values paled in comparison to that of the professionals who sacrificed their careers to warn us all of the president’s wanton disregard for rule of law.