The President today announced his intention to nominate Cresencio S. Arcos, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Honduras. He would succeed Everett Ellis Briggs.
Since 1988 Mr. Arcos has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Coordinator for Public Diplomacy in the White House Office of Communications and Planning, 1987 - 1988; Deputy Coordinator for Latin American and Caribbean Public Diplomacy at the Department of State, 1986 - 1987; Deputy Director of the Nicaraguan Humanitarian Assistance Office at the Department of State, 1985 - 1986; and public affairs counselor, American Embassy in Honduras, 1980 - 1985. In addition, he has served in public affairs and cultural affairs positions in Leningrad, U.S.S.R.; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Lisbon, Portugal, since 1973.
Mr. Arcos graduated from the University of Texas (B.A., 1966) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1973). He was born November 10, 1943, in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Arcos served in the U.S. Army, 1968 - 1970. He is married, has two children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.