An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers

The Office of Marine Conservation

An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers By Tanya Brothen Affectionately referred to as the...

The Office of Foreign Missions

By Mary Kate Godfrey, Carina Sarracino, and Aaron Yost With a clear congressional mandate, minimal staff, seven domestic locations, and the ability to positively influence...
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Isaac Pacheco

Office of Refugee Admissions

Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation...
Qatari special forces and U.S. special operators encounter a simulated gunman at the Qatar Metro Station, Mar. 24, 2021, during a training exercise called Invincible Sentry 21 in Doha. Invincible Sentry represented a unique opportunity to train with Qatari partners to exercise critical crisis response capabilities. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard

Office of Special Programs

Qatari special forces and U.S. special operators encounter a simulated gunman at the Qatar Metro Station, Mar. 24, 2021, during a training exercise called...
From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an event during the secretary’s virtual trip to Africa, April 2021. Photo courtesy of GPA Video

The Office of Video

From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an...
EXBS conducts visit, board, search, and seizure training for Yemen Coast Guard to interdict illicit weapons trafficking. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Global Maritime Crime Programme

Export Control and Border Security

Visit, board, search, and seize training for Yemen Coast Guard to interdict illicit weapons trafficking. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Office of Drugs...

Regional Procurement Support Office

By Jamie M. Fleischhacker The Regional Procurement Support Office (RPSO) is a forward-based activity of the Bureau of Administration’s Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE)...
A blue visa document is on top of a U.S. blue passport with gold stamped "PASSPORT" letters.

Portsmouth State Annexes

By Trenton Douthett On a former U.S. Air Force base in Portsmouth, N.H., 400 Department of State employees and more than 1,000 contractors work cooperatively...
Engineer checking Industrial fire control system,Fire Alarm controller, Fire notifier, Anti fire.System ready In the event of a fire.

Office of Fire Protection

By Edward Babczak In 1980, the Department of State experienced a large fire at Embassy Cairo that destroyed a warehouse. That same year, Embassy Moscow...
A Diplomatic Security Service special agent (fourth from right) along with U.S. and Armenian law enforcement officials return a U.S. fugitive wanted for second-degree sexual abuse. The fugitive pleaded guilty in May 2018 and is serving 25 years in the state of Iowa. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service

The Overseas Criminal Investigations Division

Opening photo: A Diplomatic Security Service special agent (fourth from right) along with U.S. and Armenian law enforcement officials return a U.S. fugitive wanted...