In Memoriam

In Memoriam | September 2019

John Toscan Bennett, 90, died June 16, in Alexandria, Va. Bennett attended Harvard University and earned a Ph.D. from the University of California before joining the Foreign Service in 1955. He served in Tunisia,...

Shared wisdom across 100 classes

The Orientation Division within the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has partnered with HR’s Office of Continuity Counseling to facilitate employee-centric mentor dialogue sessions for new Foreign Service officers in orientation training. Most recently, members...
Consulate General Quebec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Quebec. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Québec City

Above: Consulate General Québec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Québec. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco By Isaac D. Pacheco In 1834, more than three...
Staff members from the Bureau of Budget and Planning look at the bureau’s goals and objectives poster that is prominently hung in their workspace as a reminder of organizational priorities. Photo by Eric Schoennauer

Strategy Matters

By Eric Schoennauer and Tony Mazzoccoli The Department of State’s strategic planning team agrees that there is no cookie-cutter approach to implementing a strategy. Missions come in many shapes and sizes, relationships with host countries...

Retirements | September 2019

Civil Service Bradley, Robin G.Brown, Kathleen E.Clark, Oliver L.Driggers, Gene J.Erny, Denese C.Freer, Janet M.Gibbons-Fly, William H.Griffin, William M.Ruebensaal, Blanca L.Rushford, Tery R. Foreign Service Bremner, Sue L.Bruner, Dave A.Bunch, Phillip L.Carter, Merrill A.Chandonnet, Tracy L.Charles, Cleveland...

Appointments | September 2019

Lynda Blanchard - U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia Lynda “Lindy” Blanchard of Alabama is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia. Blanchard was previously a senior advisor at B & M...

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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 Pablo Paganini. Paganini smiles on the right.