In Memoriam

In Memoriam | March 2020

E. Marie Cheatham, 94, died Dec. 13, in Longview, Texas. Cheatham began her career as a Foreign Service secretary in 1952. She served at posts in Naples, Palermo, Rome, Cairo, Moscow, Bonn, Colombo, Adana,...
Appointments

Appointments | March 2020

Kelley Eckels Currie - U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues and U.S. Representative to the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Kelley Eckels...
Retirements

Retirements | March 2020

Civil Service Adams, Ronald M.Anders, JaroslawBobotek, Susan T.Burkart, Alex R.Carroll, Thomas J.Cento, Daniel W.Chavanne Lynch, M.Clement-Lilly, Ella M.Cornelious, Kevin B.Everdale, Fred G.Figueroa, Jill F.Frick, Margaret M.Gonzales, Cathy A.Harnish, Leslie A.Harvey, Jayne D.Holton, Pamela G.Jonsson, Nanna...

Department highlights Data Privacy Day

The Department of State’s Privacy staff in the Office of Global Information Services (A/GIS/PRV) including (from left) John C. Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary of A/GIS; Salome Tewelde, program manager; Cenita Baham, program manager; Christina...

Diversity and Inclusion Council hosts inaugural outreach event

Dr. Ray Crawford Jr., the chief of staff of executive outreach within the Federal Student Aid Office at the Department of Education, gives a presentation “Leveraging Diversity for a More Inclusive Workplace” in the...

Musical Diplomacy

The Brooklyn-based band, The Hunterones, toured Nigeria through a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored American Music Abroad program, Jan. 17-Feb. 2. The Huntertones, who take pride in the American musical traditions of...

Steady Workforce

By Cynthia Nelson Over the past 10 years, attrition rates in the Foreign Service (FS) and Civil Service (CS) have remained relatively constant and below government-wide averages. Overall attrition rates have been less than 4...

Jazz festival brings music exchange to Port-au-Prince

The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (PAPJazz 2020), which emphasizes the existence of true jazz, was a breath of fresh air during the 14th annual celebration, Jan. 18-25. During the festival, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti...
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

Broader Mission

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 to serve as vice consuls at overseas missions. The CA-AEFM...
Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Estephania De Leon (center) oversees a Marine security guard emergency preparedness training. Photo by Kathryn Edwards

Modern Diplomacy

By Kathryn Edwards On any given Tuesday, in the small West African nation of The Gambia, something unusual in the history of U.S. diplomacy happens; when the U.S. ambassador enters the conference room for the...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.