I want to use this space to post historical documents on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). I have worked for USAID almost all of my adult life -- starting the Agency as a contractor in 1978, becoming a US Direct Hire employee in 1983. I was an Agricultural Development Officer/Economic Development Officer serving in the Regional Office of the Caribbean located in Bridgetown, Barbados (1983 - 1987), Tegucigalpa, Honduras (1987 - 1992), San Jose, Costa Rica (1993-1996), Lima, Peru (1996 - 2002), Managua, Nicaragua (2002 - 2003), Washington DC (2003 - 2007), Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Northern Babil Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (2008), International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq (2009), Washington DC (2010), Tel Aviv, Israel (2011 - 2012), Sana'a, Yemen (2012 - 2013), Washington DC (2014 - 2016), Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2016 - 2018). I was taken hostage by the Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA) on December 17, 1996 and held for five days in the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru. See Peru Hostage Event.
USAID in Vietnam
USAID in Honduras