Director General of the Foreign Service and Human Resources Carol Perez helps authenticate her official commission from the president with Program Specialist Jessica Newcomb from the Presidential Appointments Office, March 20, in the exhibit hall where the Great Seal is located. The Department of State Presidential Appointments Office imprints more than 1,000 seals a year. Since 1903, the Great Seal has been validating, protecting and authenticating official documents. Only one Great Seal functions at any time in our country and the Department is bestowed this distinct honor.
Video by Isaac D. Pacheco