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Hispanic Heritage Month: Edgar Malone


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Date: 09/15/2010 Description: 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month: Edgar Malone - State Dept Image

Mr. Edgar Malone works for the Bureau of Consular Affairs as passport and visa officer since 2007. He started his career with the U.S. Department of State as intern in 2006 working for Houston Passport Agency. Mr. Malone was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the United States in 2002. After working for Wal-Mart for a few months, he joined the US Army being stationed in Fort Hood, TX.

From Fort Hood, Edgar was consequently deployed to Iraq in 2004 to help with the war on terrorism in Iraq. He participated in several combat operations as well as in humanitarian efforts in Baghdad. Edgar received numerous military awards due to his motivation and dedication with the US Armed Forces. The Army Commendation Medal and the Iraq campaign badge were presented to Mr. Malone after his successful participation in the Middle East. Mr. Malone’s experience in Iraq played an important role of his getting involved in foreign affairs as well as in pursuing a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Edgar graduated from Tarleton State University in Texas with a B.A. in political science and he is currently presenting his master’s thesis in International Affairs at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Edgar enjoys reading foreign affairs literature and is well versed in Latin American politics. Soccer, biking, and bodybuilding are also some of his interests.

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