Former DCMS

Kent Logsdon

Kent Logsdon was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany from August 24, 2015 to July 12, 2018. Prior to coming to Berlin, Kent was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Kent served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the State Department. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Kent’s previous positions include Director of the Operations Center, Director of the Office of Russian Affairs, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has also served as Political Counselor in Kyiv, Ukraine; and held a variety of positions in Bangkok, Thailand; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Islamabad, Pakistan. His first tour in the State Department career was at the former U.S. Consulate General in Stuttgart, Germany. Before beginning his professional career, Kent had the opportunity to work as a summer intern in Leverkusen, and was an exchange student in Buxtehude. Kent speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Thai and German. Kent is originally from Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame. Kent is married to Foreign Service Officer Michelle Rabayda Logsdon. They have two children.

James Melville (DCM 2012–2015)

James Melville arrived in Berlin and assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in Germany on August 16, 2012.

Mr. Melville’s most recent position with the State Department was as Executive Director of the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs and International Organization Affairs. As Executive Director of EUR and IO, Mr. Melville directed support for all of EUR and IO’s 79 overseas posts, as well as the domestic requirements for both bureaus. Prior to that assignment, he served as Minister-Counselor for Management Affairs at Embassy London from 2008 to 2010 and at Embassy Moscow from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Melville’s first Foreign Service assignment was as Assistant GSO in the U.S. Embassy to the German Democratic Republic from 1986-1988. He has also served in Seychelles, St. Petersburg, at the U.S. Mission to NATO, and in Paris. In Washington, he has worked in Legislative Affairs, as a Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center, and at the Foreign Service Board of Examiners.

Mr. Melville speaks Russian, German and French. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he graduated from Boston University with an honors degree in history, has a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and is a member of the bars of New Jersey and New York. He is originally from Bradley Beach, New Jersey and is married to Joanna Melville. Their sons were both born in Berlin and currently live in New Jersey.

Greg Delawie (DCM –2012)


Mr. Delawie’s most recent position with the State Department was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. In that position he served as the State Department’s lead on counter-piracy issues and managed programs regarding humanitarian demining, negotiation of status of forces agreements, and the State-Defense relationship. Prior to that assignment, he was Director of the Bilateral Trade Affairs office in the Bureau of Economic and Energy Affairs. He also served abroad as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, from 2004 to 2007. He has also served in Rome, Ankara, and Frankfurt. Prior to Zagreb he was Policy Coordination director of the Human Resources Bureau; in Washington he has also worked on trade with developed countries, on aviation security issues, as desk officer for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and as a Watch Officer in the Operations Center.

Mr. Delawie’s foreign languages are Italian, German, Croatian, and Turkish. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics. He is originally from San Diego, California, and is married to Vonda Delawie (also a Foreign Service Officer). They have two children.

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