Insider Quote: It’s a challenging career

“It’s a challenging career […]. It’s competitive to get in and competitive to stay in. The challenges we face in foreign policy are complex. Nothing comes easy. It’s hard work, and the hours are long, wherever you serve. Here in Iraq we work seven days a week, on average 17 hours a day. It’s not an easy career, but diplomats of all countries share pride in serving their countries.”

W. Patrick Murphy
Foreign Service Officer and PRT Leader in Ninewa Province, Iraq
Quoted in Cultural curiosity | BUHS grad part of rebuilding effort in Iraq |
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