FS Cartoon: Management Notice on the Use and Control of Swagger For Official U.S. Business

FS Cartoon by Brian Aggeler’s via State Magazine, April 2019

Bureau of Swagger Affairs: Truly Swaggerific (FAM Citation, Please)

Via State Mag (PDF) |Brian Aggeler | September 2018:

Real life example taken from the Swagger Tenets cleared by the Bureau of Swagger Affairs(insert FAM citation when available):


Lying In State — Barking Points by Brian Aggeler

— Domani Spero

The following work by FSO Brian Aggeler extracted from State Magazine, originally published in  December 2001. Mr. Aggeler contributes cartoons regularly to the in-house magazine of the department.





Lying in State: Wombats of Mass Destruction

by Brian Aggeler, via State Magazine

Our long time favorite cartoonist, Brian Aggeler is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Macedonia. I think he has the best job an FSO can have.  He gets to be a diplomat and gets to poke fun at anything and everything:

Mr. Aggeler arrived in Skopje July 15, 2010, following Macedonian language training in Washington.  Before that he served as the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.  From 2002 to 2004 he led the U.S. mission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France during the U.S. reentry into the organization after an 18 year absence and served as the new mission’s first Charge d’Affaires.  He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1990 and has also served in India, Burkina Faso, and Hungary as well as Washington.

Those damn wombats, must be why W. could not find them anywhere.

Domani Spero