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Ask the CHCO - Ambassador Arnold Chacon of the State Department

September 1, 2015


On this edition of "Ask the CHCO", host Lauren Larson interviews Ambassador Arnold Chacon, the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources about the scope of human capital at the State Department.

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Guest Biography:

Ambassador Arnold A. Chacon, a member of the Career Foreign Service, was sworn in on December 22, 2014, as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources. He leads a team of 800 Civil and Foreign Service employees and contractors 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, and he has served in a number of leadership positions in Washington, Latin America and Europe.
Ambassador Chacon has served as the State Department Deputy Executive Secretary in Washington, D.C. and at the United States Mission to the United Nations. 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 grew up in Denver and received a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His wife Alida Chacon is also a member of the U.S. Foreign Service. They have three children.

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