Acting Consul General Jim Eisenhut

Acting Consul General
Consulate General Peshawar

Jim Eisenhut assumed charge as the Acting General Consul for the U.S. Consulate General Peshawar in December 2020.

With over twenty years’ experience in the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Jim Eisenhut arrived in Peshawar in July 2020 to serve as the Regional Security Officer, responsible for all security matters concerning operations of the U.S Consulate General Peshawar. Most recently, he served as the U.S. Government’s Olympic Security Coordinator, based in Tokyo, Japan overseeing all U.S. government security planning and preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games – postponed to the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.  Just prior to his assignment in Tokyo, he served in Baghdad twice, overseeing all embassy security operations.  He served in Washington, DC as the top Agent in Charge of the Protective Operations section, which provides personal protection for all heads of state and foreign dignitaries visiting anywhere inside the United States.  Notably, he was in charge and oversaw protection and security for high level foreign dignitaries and heads of state from the Gulf and South Asia region, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia.  Overseas protective operations assignments included Afghanistan, The Hague, and Libya, with domestic assignments in New York and Chicago.  Aside from protective operations, he also served in Miami as the Agent in Charge of all regional and day-to-day operations of the Diplomatic Security Service throughout the southeastern United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Originally from Vero Beach, Florida, Mr. Eisenhut is a graduate of Barry University (BA, Business).  Prior to joining the Department of State, he worked 11-years for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and left as a Detective Sergeant in the major crimes section.

Mr. Eisenhut has been awarded the Department’s Superior Honor Award on several occasions and a few Meritorious Honor Awards and other recognition from the Department of State, other US Government agencies.