American Foreign Service Association

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"In 1918, the American Consular Association was founded to represent the interests of the members of the Consular Corps. In 1924, the Consular Corps was combined with the Diplomatic Corps to form the Foreign Service of the United States. In the same year, the Consular Association reconstituted itself as the American Foreign Service Association.

"AFSA was founded "for the purpose of fostering an esprit de corps" among the members of the Foreign Service and has served as a professional association for Foreign Service employees in the Department of State, later in the Agency for International Development and the United States Information Agency and more recently, the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture. Even during these early years, the Association published the Foreign Service Journal, sponsored a wide variety of speakers from all walks of diplomatic and professional life, and commissioned studies on professional problems and future prospects of the Foreign Service."[1]

Governing Board (May 2009)

Accessed July 2010: [2]

AFSA Presidents (1960-current)

Accessed July 2010: [3]

Contact

URL: http://www.afsa.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. History, American Foreign Service Association, accessed July 19, 2010.
  2. Governing Board, American Foreign Service Association, accessed July 19, 2010.
  3. AFSA Presidents (1960-current), American Foreign Service Association, accessed July 19, 2010.