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Frank Almaguer
Ambassador to Honduras

photo of Ambassador Frank AlmaguerFrank Almaguer, a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service, was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras on July 27, 1999.

Prior to serving as U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Ambassador Almaguer had served as the Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in La Paz, Bolivia, beginning in 1996. Between 1991 and 1996, he served in several positions at USAID in Washington, D.C., including Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resources in the Bureau for Management, 1993-1996; Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Europe, 1993; and Regional Mission Director for Eastern Europe, 1991-93. During 1990 and 1991, Ambassador Almaguer was a member of the Senior Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute.

Ambassador Almaguer served in several positions abroad, including Mission Director for USAID in Quito, Ecuador, 1986-90; Deputy Mission Director (USAID) in Panama City, Panama, 1979-83; Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1976-79; and Associate Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps in Belize City, Belize, 1974-76.

Between 1983 and 1986, Ambassador Almaguer was the Director of the Office of South American and Mexican Affairs at USAID in Washington, D.C. Between 1970 and 1974, his positions included Management Analyst, Office of the Auditor General, USAID and Management Analyst for Health Affairs in the Office of Economic Opportunity. Ambassador Almaguer was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Orange Walk Town, Belize, between 1967 and 1969.

Throughout his distinguished career, Ambassador Almaguer has received significant recognition of service including a State Department Superior Honor Award in 1999, Presidential Meritorious Awards in 1988 and 1999, USAID Special Act Award in 1992, USAID Distinguished Service Award in 1989, and a Meritorious Award in 1979 from the U.S. Peace Corps.

Ambassador Almaguer graduated from George Washington University in 1974 with an M.S. in Government and Business Administration. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in 1967. Ambassador Almaguer is fluent in Spanish.

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