Friday, 29 August 2008

Francis V Ortiz, Jr.

Francis Vincent Ortiz, Jr. - Foreign Service Officer; Ambassador

Ortiz, Francis Vincent, Jr. (b. 1926) — also known as Frank V. Ortiz — of New Mexico. Born in 1926. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, 1977-79; Grenada, 1977; Guatamala, 1979-80; Peru, 1981-83; Argentina, 1983-86. Still living as of 1991.
Frank V. Ortiz

AKA Frank Vincent Ortiz, Jr.

Born: 14-Mar-1926
Birthplace: Santa Fe, NM

Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Argentina, 1983-86

Military service: US Army Air Force (1944-46)

University: BS Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1950)
University: University of Madrid (1950)
University: University of Beirut (1952)
University: MS, George Washington University (1967)

US Ambassador to Argentina (1983-86)
US Ambassador to Peru (1981-83)
US State Department Political Adviser, US Southern Command, Panama (1980-81)
US Ambassador to Guatemala (1979-80)
US Ambassador to Barbados also to Dominica and St. Lucia, et al. (1977-79)
US State Department Deputy Executive Secretary (1977-79)
US State Department Director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay (1973-75)
US Ambassador to Uruguay ad interim (1972-73)
US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Montevideo, Uruguay (1970-73)
US State Department Supervisory Officer, Lima, Peru (1967-70)
US State Department Spain Desk Officer (1963-66)
US State Department Special Assistant to Thomas C. Mann, Ambassador to Mexico (1961-63)
US State Department Special Asst. to the Operations Coordinator, Office of the Under Secretary (1957-60)
US State Department Special Asst. to the Asst. Secy. for Inter-American Affairs (1960-61)
US State Department Political Officer, Mexico City, Mexico (1956-58)
US State Department Economic Officer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1953-56)
US State Department International Relations Officer (1951-53)
US Official Liaison Officer, Reception Room, US Senate (1943-44)
In addition to those listed in the article, the following are some other Knights of SMOM of interest:
Francis Vincent Ortiz, Jr.: according to the 1982-83 'Who's Who in America', had been, among other posts, "dep. chief of mission Am. Embassy, Montevideo Uruguay, 1970-73,charg'e d'affairs,1973; country director for Argentina, Uruguay, and . Paraguay, Dept. of State 1973-75, dep. exec. sec., 1975-77; Amb. to Barbados and Grenada, spl. rep. to Antigua, Dominica, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia and St. Vincent, from 1977; U.S Amb. Guatemala 1979-81, to Peru 1981-; spl. asst. for international affairs U.S. So. Command, Panama 1980-" since November 18, 1983 he has been the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.

Frank V. Ortiz, U.S. ambassador to Argentina. He was removed from his post as ambassador to Guatemala by President Carter because he was considered "too conciliatory" to the military regime, according to the 'Washington Post.'
Francis (Frank) Ortiz is also a speaker with the New Mexico AFC. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina during the earlier 1980s. He served in various diplomatic posts for the State Department in Uruguay, Paraguay, Guatemala (1979-1981), Peru, and Panama. (48) Gordon Sumner, also with the New Mexico AFC, was chairman and principal adviser to the Presidential Bipartisan Commission on Central America, known as the Kissinger Commission. He is the former chair of the Inter-American Defense Board. (5)

Francis (Frank) V. Ortiz, a member of the speakers bureau of AFC-NM, is a member of the Knights of Malta. (48)
SMOM By mention:
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Uruguay 1970-1973 Guatemala 1979-1981 Peru 1979-1981 Barbados 1979-1980 Grenada 1979
Argentina 1983-1985

* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1980-#10 (30)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1984-#20 (3)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#25 (38)
* Lernoux,P. People of God. 1989 (301)
* Los Angeles Times 1980-07-11 (I25)
* Resource Center. GroupWatch 1991-SMOM (1)
* Tarasov,K. Zubenko,V. The CIA in Latin America. 1984 (25)
* Washington Post 1981-09-25 (26)

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