Officially In: Arnold A. Chacon to Guatemala

A map of the Republic of GuatemalaImage via WikipediaOn June 8, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Arnold A. Chacon to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala. The WH released the following brief bio:

Arnold A. Chacon, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Madrid. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Chacon served as Director of Andean Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Deputy Executive Secretary in the Department’s Executive Secretariat. Since beginning his diplomatic career in 1981, Mr. Chacon has served in a number of overseas posts including Deputy Chief of Mission in Ecuador, Political Counselor in Peru, Political Officer in Italy and Chile, Staff Assistant to the Chief of Mission in Mexico, and Political/Consular Officer in Honduras. Mr. Chacon also served as Deputy Director of Central American Affairs, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Italy Desk Officer, Political Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Watch Officer in the Operations Center, and American Political Science Association Fellow.

Mr. Chacon received a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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