An Auspicious Anniversary

The Administration Bureau’s Media Services Division staff focus on sound and video while filming the interview from multiple angles. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.
By Isaac D. Pacheco Last year, President Donald Trump tapped former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo to serve as the nation’s 70th...

Third of a Century

The 31st A-100, the class of Paul Glimer, Jim Steele, John Bradshaw and Stuart Symington, official class photo, Jan. 10, 1986. State Department photo
By Paul Gilmer The history of A-100 classes dates back to June 7, 1924, when President Coolidge issued Executive Order 4022 establishing a Foreign Service...

Dose of Hope

By Mikala Y. Williams

Secure from Afar

By Elizabeth Winter

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June 2019. AVC participation in nuclear deterrence assurance dialogues with key U.S. allies underscores our mutual defense commitments. Photo courtesy of AVC
Above: AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June...

Fostering Environmental Protection

School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAFTA-DR Environment Cooperation Program
Opening Photo: School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAFTA-DR Environment...

Moving The Needle

AAIFAA’s council members pose with the AAIFAA banner in the C Street lobby (from left) Ambassador Daniel Smith, leadership liaison; Charles Kiamie III, vice chair; Nadia Farra, chair; Rola Hariri; secretary and treasurer; and Jamal A. Al-Mussawi, founder and former chair. Not shown is council member Atef Nazir, AAIFAA social affairs coordinator & FSI liaison. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.
By Jamal A. Al-Mussawi Throughout the past two decades, Department of State leadership has consistently acknowledged the importance of inclusion and diversity. The seriousness of...

2019 Promotion Planning and Statistics

Blue numbers on a black background.
By Frank Garcia, and Francisco Trigo Each year, the Bureau of Global Talent Management’s Office of Organization and Talent Analytics (GTM/OTA) uses a sophisticated computer...

Sea Odyssey

The 4,905-passenger cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, which is part of the Royal Caribbean International fleet, is one of 29 luxury liners that the Department of State personnel across Australia tracked during the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. The vessel is pictured here docked near the landmark Sydney Harbor Bridge at Circular Quay, Sydney, Jan. 2. Photo by Paul Giblin
By Paul Giblin When the coronavirus pandemic washed over the globe, U.S. consular staff members across Australia located and tracked thousands of Americans who were...