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Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to designate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

John Barsa, of Florida, to be the Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Mr. Barsa currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, working to support democracy related programs in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba.

Mr. Barsa previously served in the Department of Homeland Security in a variety of leadership roles and in the United States Army Reserves for nearly a decade, serving as a member of the 11th Special Forces Group and the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion.  Mr. Barsa also worked for United States Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida and also served in external engagement roles within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

He is a graduate of Florida International University.