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A Diplomat in the Making: Alumnus Andrew Byrley Serving as Foreign Service Officer in Belize
October 13, 2014
Rose-Hulman alumnus Andrew R. Byrley (ME, 2009) was recently sworn in as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department, and began his first tour of duty in July as a consular officer in Belmopan, Belize.
The foreign service is a group of more than 11,000 employees who represent the United States in over 180 countries throughout the world. Byrley is helping national security, promoting economic interests, providing services to Americans in Belize, and reaffirming America’s role in the world.
“It is nothing short of an honor to be a part of the U.S. Department of State, and to work to promote our foreign policy. I look forward to the opportunity to dutifully serve my country and fellow Americans as a diplomat,” says Byrley.
After graduating from Rose-Hulman, Byrley earned a master’s degree at Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in automation and mechatronics.