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Q&A with Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of U.S. Foreign Service

As part of a drive to increase diversity among foreign service officers, Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the United States Foreign Service, is coming to El Centro on Tuesday afternoon to reach out to students and affinity groups on Department of State careers. Born and raised in Colorado, Ambassador Chacon emphasized that his upbringing did not foreshadow a career that would take him to Guatemala and Spain. The Stanford Daily took the chance to ask the Ambassador for his take on the Foreign Service recruitment process, the diversity focus and the greatest misconceptions about the job.