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foreign service:

see diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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; consular serviceconsular service,
organized body of public officers maintained by a government in the important ports and trade centers of foreign countries to protect the persons and interests of its nationals and to aid them in every possible way.
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Using ambassadors as a way to examine expertise allows for a way around this, as whether or not ambassadors were drawn from the ranks of the Foreign Service provides a reasonable heuristic of their fount of diplomatic expertise.
After obtaining medical, security and suitability clearances, they receive the standard 31-day ConGen training and a brief orientation to assimilate into the Foreign Service.
After the creation of the professional Foreign Service by the Rogers Act, a significant change began.
In recent years, the intake into the Indian Foreign Service ( IFS) has averaged between 8- 15 persons annually.
Schwartz indicated that the case may ultimately have major implications not only for Foreign Service applicants, and not only in the State Department, but for all employees of the federal government abroad who have disabilities, records of disabilities, and perceived disabilities, and who must receive medical clearance through the Department's Office of Medical Services.
We will keep up this heightened pressure until the Government recognizes the tremendous value and dedication Foreign Service officers bring to Canadians and to our elected representatives," said Tim Edwards, PAFSO President.
After learning that [the] Administration intends to end the practice of excluding the committed partners of Foreign Service officers from the benefits routinely provided to the spouses and children of officers serving abroad, a provision on this issue was removed from the bill.
Foreign Service Officers are in the unique position to advocate and help shape the direction of U.
Vershbow, 48, is a Russia specialist and a career Foreign Service member.
Colton, a 64-year-old foreign service officer whom the Department of State has subjected to discrimination by denying her the opportunity to serve at certain posts simply because of her age.
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of retired Foreign Service Officers led by a seventy-four-year-old retired former president of the American Foreign Service Association, Franklin Allen (Tex) Harris, is petitioning the American Foreign Service Association to amend its bylaws to allow the State Department unlimited veto power over the actions of the union representing that agency's Foreign Service employees.
He said the Foreign Service of Pakistan had always been known for its deep commitment, unflinching loyalty and an earnest pursuit of excellence.

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