U.S. Department of State
BIOGRAPHY

Manuel Rocha
Charge d'Affaires to Argentina

Mr. Manuel Rocha was appointed Charge d'Affaires in October 1997. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission from July 1997 until October 1997. He has also served as Deputy Principal Officer of the U.S. Interests Section Havana, Cuba, as well as the Director for Inter-American Affairs for the National Security Council in Washington, DC. From November 1991 until June 1994, Mr. Rocha was the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Prior to that, he was Deputy Political Counselor for the U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico.

Mr. Rocha began his career as a Desk Officer for Honduras with the Department of State in November 1981. In January 1983, he was appointed as a Political Officer for the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He went on to serve as a Watch Officer with the Operations Center of the Department of State and as a Consul for Political and Economic Affairs for the U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy. In March 1987, Mr. Rocha was appointed Politico-Military Officer for the U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Mr. Rocha graduated Cum Laude from Yale University in 1973, received his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1976, and a Masters in International Relations from Georgetown University in 1978.

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