Principal Deputy Director
Mr. Henry V. Jardine is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor and presently serves as Principal Deputy Director for the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO). His previous assignments have included service as Executive Director in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), Management Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania; Director for the Regional and Security Policy Office in the Bureau for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP/RSP); Consul General in Calcutta, India; Management Officer in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and rotational assignments as a Political and Consular Officer in Bridgetown, Barbados and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Prior to his work with the Department of State, Mr. Jardine was a Captain in the U.S. Army and served as an executive officer with the 2/327th Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and as a platoon leader with the 3/8th Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized).
He was a distinguished graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), where he received a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. For his undergraduate studies, he attended Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and was a distinguished military science graduate from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).