Donald Gonneville

Director NATO Office of Security
2019

  • Last updated: 14 May. 2019 12:13

Donald Gonneville took up the post of Director of NATO Office of Security (NOS) / Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Security (DASG-S) in the Joint Intelligence and Security Division in April 2019. In this role, he deals with all aspects of NATO security, including counterintelligence.

Donald Gonneville, Director of NATO Office of Security (NOS) / Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Security (DASG-S) in the Joint Intelligence and Security Division

He is the Principal Security Advisor to the Secretary General and to the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and acts as Chair in high-level committees. He interacts with senior government officials, military officers and discerns the possible political ramifications of NOS' work. He is responsible for negotiating and implementing Security Agreements with non-NATO nations and International Organizations. He leads and manages around 190 staff from NATO nations.

Donald joined the United States Department of State in November 1998 and has served overseas in Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Turkmenistan, Morocco, Afghanistan, and Peru.

Domestically, he served as Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of Diplomatic Security’s Los Angeles Field Office and as Special Assistant to the Director of Diplomatic Security. He is the recipient of several Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.

Prior to joining State, Donald served seven years in the United States Marine Corps as a CH-46 helicopter pilot, infantry battalion air officer, and deputy military liaison team chief in Warsaw, Poland. In the three years between leaving the Corps and joining State, Don was a flight instructor and airline pilot.

Donald speaks French and Spanish fluently; he received his B.A. from the University of California San Diego and is a distinguished graduate of the National War College, where he received an M.S. in National Security Strategy.

Donald’s hobbies include outdoor activities such as cycling, surfing, hiking, and birdwatching.