Arnold A. Chacon

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Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources
Term of Appointment: 12/22/2014 to present

Ambassador Arnold A. Chacon, a member of the Career Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in on December 22, 2014. He leads a team of 800 Civil and Foreign Service employees who carry out the full range of human resources activities essential to recruiting, retaining and sustaining the State Department’s 70,000-strong workforce.

He was the United States Ambassador to Guatemala from 2011-2014, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Madrid from 2008-2011, and has served as the Department of State’s Deputy Executive Secretary. He was a Fellow at the American Political Science Association, and is the recipient of the State Department’s Presidential Rank Award and other leadership honors.

Ambassador Chacon is originally from Denver and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.