Office of Civil Rights
September 15, 2011

Date: 09/15/2011 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Jaime Salcedo - State Dept Image

As the Director of the Office of Special Projects Coordination (SPC), Mr. Jaime Salcedo is responsible for the execution of over $1.0 billion in Capital Construction Programs in China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Chengdu) and Russia (Moscow, Vladivostok, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.) The New Embassy Complex in Beijing was completed and occupied in October 2008. The China and Russia projects are complex and unique, demanding extraordinary security and technology. The projects are extremely high profile within the Department, the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Inspector General, the Office of Management and Budget and the Congress.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Salcedo served in OBO as a Senior Project Manager.

Mr. Salcedo is the recipient of numerous Department of State awards including Superior and Meritorious Honor awards for performance, and most recently, the Senior Executive Service Performance Award. He entered service with the Department of State in 1989 and joined the ranks of the Senior Executive Service in 2008.

Mr. Salcedo graduated as valedictorian from the Republic of Colombia Naval Academy, and served as an engineering officer at sea on a Colombian Navy destroyer. Mr. Salcedo received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from John Hopkins University and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University. Mr. Salcedo was also awarded a certificate in public leadership from the Brookings Executive Education Program, a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining the government in 1986, Mr. Salcedo worked in the private sector for ten years.