November 15, 2011

Date: 11/15/2011 Description: Celebrating Veteran's Day 2011: Luis Kagalis - State Dept Image

Luis “Cisco” Kagalis joined the Department of State in September 2002 and earned a B.S. in technology management from the University of Maryland and holds an A.S. in electronic engineering technology from Prince George’s Community College. Mr. Kagalis is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Howard County and Prince George’s Community College teaching basic information technology courses. As his heritage is of Puerto Rican/Spanish descent, he often teaches IT courses in Spanish. He is a graduate of the Leadership Prince George’s, Class XI, and hails from the Bronx Borough of New York City, New York.

Mr. Kagalis served honorably with the US Army Security Agency (later renamed Intelligence and Security Command or INSCOM) as a Section Chief and Electronic Intercept Operator (O5K); was assigned to the 902nd MI Group as a TEMPEST analyst, and was stationed at Field Station Augsburg with the 2nd Ops Bn attaining the rank of staff sergeant (E6). His tours include Fort Dix (Basic), Fort Devens (Advanced), WRAMC (71L), Fort Meade (TEMPEST/COMSEC), Lackland AFB, and Arlington Hall Station (which is now FSI campus).

His current assignment is with the Bureau of Administration, Logistics Management/Acquisitions (LM/AQM), World-Wide Div, supporting the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) for Afghan contract issues related to the Afghan Police Program, Rule of Law (Corrections/Justice) and Counternarcotics efforts. Mr. Kagalis served at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan as the Ambassador’s special assistant. He has worked in various program management positions that included many aspects of contract administration and program performance. In addition, under the Executive Potential Program, he completed a TDY assignment at OMB and the Department’s Office of Protocol.