THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
national-level and operational security programs to protect
U.S. government personnel assigned abroad; direct counsel
to U.S. policymakers; and other initiatives and programs, DS
has matured into one of the nation’s premier law enforcement
agencies and a recognized leader in overseas security opera-
tions. DS will continue to faithfully protect U.S. citizens and
interests at home and abroad for many generations to come,
upholding the same tradition of vigilance it has so admirably
demonstrated over the past century.
DS agents and police work to protect diplomacy at the 2016 U.N. General
Assembly in New York City.
role in enabling and protecting our national interests overseas.
DS personnel will always be proudmembers of the Foreign
Service, and will continue to provide a safe and secure environ-
ment for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy. Yet as the law enforcement
instrument continues to develop andmature, so will DS. The over-
all DS mission now also includes helping protect the homeland.
Through its global network of personnel, including dedi-
cated criminal investigators; worldwide partnership with the
U.S. private sector; support for U.S. counterterrorism efforts;
The overall DS
mission now also
protect the homeland.