Important Legacy

By Yolonda Kerney  Terence Todman served as U.S. ambassador to six countries: Argentina, Chad, Costa Rica, Denmark, Guinea, and Spain; he was also the first...

Highlighting Heroes

From left: Forbes Slater; Ambassador Daniel Smith, director of FSI; Elizabeth “Lizzie” Slater; Secretary of State Michael Pompeo; DGHR Carol Z. Perez; and Charlie...

We Are One Team

Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten
Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten By John Berry and Hannah Radner   In late 2018, Foreign Service...

Investing in Future Female Leaders

One of the 60 Gold Award Girl Scouts in attendance, takes notes during the question and answer session of Women in Leadership, Oct. 11. Photo by Candice Helton
By Rachel Ingal and Nayab Khan The International Day of the Girl is a United Nations effort to draw the international community into a dialogue...

Cultural Oasis

Two women walk past a brightly painted wall near the entrance of the Khareef Festival in Salalah, Oman. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco
By Michelle Y. Outlaw Salalah, the second largest city in Oman, is the capital city of the southern governorate of Dhofar and is one of...

Embracing Disruption

Intel partners with the Department to provide girls in the Women in Science program with an education in robotics, drones and app development. Photo courtesy of Girl Up
By Megan Soller Stories of innovative disruption from across the economy is a common discussion point in today’s tech-driven society. From transportation to lodging to...

Broader Mission

Consular Professional Courtnay Rosenberger (seventh from the right) with consular colleagues and airmen during the 2019 Consular Leadership Day at Al Udeid Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of the Al Udeid Air Base
By Courtnay Rosenberger and Chris Breding  The Department recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Consular Affairs Appointment-Eligible Family Members (CA-AEFM) program, which allows EFMs...

Coral Cultivation

A diver re-plants recently cultivated coral on the reefs in a coral nursery at Oracabessa Bay. Photo by Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR
By Katherine Judd Years ago, Oracabessa, Jamaica, provided a pristine beach backdrop for Ian Fleming to author his legendary James Bond novels. Today, it is...

Naval Support Unit

By Lt. Timothy Dahms The Department of State works closely with the Department of Defense all around the world. For many, entering an overseas post...

Lingua Franca

By Marko Velikonja Every Foreign Service career is different, yet one experience remains shared among Foreign Service officers: the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) language test....