Rodney Ferguson is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer interested in humanitarian assistance and security cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean. He hails from Nassau, The Bahamas, and graduated with highest honors from the Defense Language Institute in 2019. Rodney earned a B.A. in political science from The Citadel in 2009. During his undergraduate studies, he studied Spanish in Puebla, Mexico, and volunteered at an orphanage dedicated to underprivileged youth. Rodney has over 12 years of active-duty experience including three combat deployments to Afghanistan and the Kingdom of Jordan. Rodney served as Secretary of Joint Staff to the Commanding General of the Combined Joint Operations Center Jordan in 2015. In 2016, MAJ Ferguson served as Deputy Senior Intelligence Officer for the Army’s Terrorism (Transregional) Criminal Investigation Unit dedicated to U.S. government investigations of criminal and terror-related activities. Rodney studied global effects on defense policy at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham, England in 2017 and served as the Aide de Camp to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2018. Rodney has conducted developmental engagements and research in Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, and Panama, and he most recently completed a tour with the Security Cooperation Office at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador. Rodney is fluent in Spanish and will continue work in security cooperation and humanitarian assistance at a U.S. Embassy in Latin America upon program completion.