Quote: “Benghazi was a tragedy. […] There is just no way that I can say anything other than the fact that the loss of Chris Stevens and three other officers in Benghazi was…a failure.”
Gregory B. Starr became Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security on November 18, 2013. He previously served as Director of the Diplomatic Security Service from April 2007 until his retirement in May 2009. He returned to Diplomatic Security on February 1, 2013 as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, and acting Assistant Secretary.
From May 2009 until January 2013, Secretary Starr served as United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security. His overseas assignments have included Senior Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv (1997-2000), as well as Senior Regional Security Officer positions in Tunis, Tunisia and Dakar, Senegal; and was assigned to the Regional Security Office in Kinshasa, Zaire (presently the Democratic Republic of the Congo).