José Manuel Carbón

José M. Carbón served for thirty-four years in the United States Army. His long military career provided him the opportunity to serve as Foreign Area Officer for Latin America. He then went on to serve as a Political Regional Officer for the Middle East. He also served as a Military Attaché. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Upon retiring from the U.S. Army, he decided in 2021 to pursue his dream of becoming an historian by working towards a master’s degree in history at the University of Colorado Denver. Being bilingual, José’s main interest is Latin American history with a focus on the roles of Spain and the United States in Latin America. He plans to graduate at the end of the spring semester 2024. He has been married to Cynthea, his wife for 27 years. He has two sons, Brandon and Gabriel. For three years José has served as an assistant editor for the University of Colorado Historical Studies Journal. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta Alpha-Gamma-Gamma Chapter, which is the CU Denver Chapter of the National History Honor Society.