Recent Testimony

From time to time, the AFSA President or other AFSA officials will be asked to testify in front of Congressional Committees on topics relating to the Foreign Service and various reports concerning the Foreign Service will be released. This page is designed to put these documents in a central location for your convenience.

2012 Testimony

  • The FY2013 Commerce, Justice and Science Budget - Testimony of Keith Curtis, Foreign Commercial Service Vice President, American Foreign Service Association, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Chairman Frank Wolf (R-Va.), March 22, 2012.

2011 Testimony

  • The Diplomatic Shield: Diplomatic Security and Its Implications for U.S. Diplomacy - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), June 29, 2011.
  • The FY2012 Budget - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas), April 14, 2011. (Submitted testimony; no in-person appearance.)
  • State Department Training: Investing in the Workforce to Address 21st Century Challenges - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), March 8, 2011.

2009 Testimony

  • The Diplomat's Shield: Diplomatic Security in Today's World - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), December 9, 2009.
  • A Review of U.S. Diplomatic Readiness - Testimony of Susan R. Johnson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), September 24, 2009.
  • A Review of Benefits for Deployed Federal Employees - Testimony of Susan R. Johnson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and District of Columbia, Chairman Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), September 16, 2009.

2008 Testimony

2007 Testimony

2005 Testimony

  • Protection of Soft Targets - Testimony by John W. Limbert, President of AFSA, before the House Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, May 10, 2005.