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There are over 24,000 diplomats working for @StateDept?

Posted: 5:24 pm EDT

 

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“There are over 24,000 diplomats working for the State Department in the U.S. and around the world. Of that number some are diplomats and some are civil servants serving mostly domestically.”

— Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, director of the Foreign Service Institute. As the Chief Learning Officer for the U.S. government’s foreign affairs community, she is focused on preparing America’s diplomats for the challenges of tomorrow. Born and raised in Clearwater Florida, her State Department career has taken her to Egypt, Germany, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Bulgaria. (Via Parade).

Note: The Parade article was updated sometime after January 24 to say, “There are over 24,000 Americans working for the State Department in the U.S. and around the world.”  The Wayback Machine dated January 24 has the original line that says, “There are over 24,000 diplomats working for the State Department in the U.S. and around the world.”

 

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2 responses

  1. Incredibly sad that even our own continue to minimize the meaning of diplomat, i.e. commissioned Foreign Service Officers nominated by the President and confirmed by Congress.

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    • That has been a growing trend within the bureaucracy. I believed the Parade article had been updated without annotation after we asked about it. It now says “There are over 24,000 Americans working for the State Department in the U.S. and around the world.” The original text was tweeted by JK – screencapped here: https://cloudup.com/c1cQPeIVHce

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