Marvin Konopik

Marvin Konopik

Title: Retired Communications Officer
Company: U.S. Department of State
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Marvin Konopik, Retired Communications Officer at the U.S. Department of State, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government service.

Inspired to take on a profession overseas, Mr. Konopik enrolled with the U.S. Air Force for whom he served from 1954 to 1957. Progressing in his career, he applied for a job with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. On the day of his application and interview, a strong blizzard painted the city streets white, but he was still advised to show up. Seven months later, he was accepted for the role and he notably served the U.S. Department of State from 1956 to 1995 as a communications officer.

In his role, Mr. Konopik was responsible for the emergency network of the embassies, which included radio and television. Doubling as a cryptographic officer, he traveled to different embassies around the world to repair typewriters, copy machines and projectors. After exhibiting nearly 30 years of excellence as a communications officer, Mr. Konopik officially retired from his post in 1995. Likewise to his success with the U.S. Department of State, he was the recipient of multiple Meritorious Awards for his military service.

Following his retirement from the field, Mr. Konopik undertook coursework at the College of Southern Nevada, graduating in 2000 with certification in drafting in AutoCAD. In addition, he earned a CCSM for sub-machine repair in 1995. Presently, he maintains affiliation with the Future Farmers of America. Looking back on his illustrious career, Mr. Konopik recalls his most notable achievement was working in the office of mission control in Washington, D.C. for two years. He describes it as an interesting time in mission control history, as the oldest and newest planes were out and were being bought and sold overseas.

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