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APRIL 2013
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April 2013
Volume 90, No. 4
Foreign
Service
FOCUS
AFSA Celebrates 40 Years As a Union
Paving the Way for Unionization / 19
A series of reforms during the 1960s transformed AFSA into an efective, energetic
advocate for the career Foreign Service.
BY HARRY W. KOPP
The State of the Union / 27
Four past presidents of the American Foreign Service Association refect on the
organization’s past, present and future.
THOMAS D. BOYATT
TED WI LK I NSON
DAN GE I S L ER
JOHN K . NALAND
FEATUREs
SOS for DOS, 13 Years Later / 35
Back in 2000, a group of FSOs led eforts to publicize and elevate the need for
change at State. Is it time for another grassroots campaign?
BY TED STR I CKL ER
My Breakfast with Russell Means / 41
Looking back on an experience in San José, an FSO gains insight into the hubris of
men in power and the “perverse, unpredictable logic” of war.
By STEPHEN J . DE L ROSSO
AFSA News
2012 USAID Survey Reveals
Some Improvement / 45
State VP Voice:
A Jury of Our Peers / 46
FAS VP Voice: A Kinder,
Gentler and More Productive
Workplace / 47
USAID Alumni Association
Continues to Grow / 50
AFSA’s First Virtual Student
Foreign Service Intern / 51
AFSA at the Oscars / 52
Life in the Foreign Service / 53
2012 Sinclaire
Awards Winners / 54
Amb. Christopher Van Hollen
Scholarship / 55
Retired USAID FSO Receives
Purple Heart / 56
Managing Your Thrift Savings
Plan / 56
Columns
President’s Views / 7
AFSA and the Foreign Service:
The Road Ahead
BY Susan R . Johnson
Speaking Out / 15
Unionization, AFSA
and the Foreign Service
By Dav i d T. Jones
DepartmEnts
Letters / 8
Talking Points / 12
Books / 58
In Memory / 61
Local Lens / 78
Marketplace
Guide to Property
Management / 60
Classifeds / 71
Real Estate / 74
Index to Advertisers / 76
On the cover: AFSA President Susan Johnson addresses the crowd at the “Rally to Serve America” on April 11, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
In the face of a threatened government shutdown, AFSA and employees of the foreign afairs agencies spoke out on the importance of
diplomacy and development and the work they do for America’s national security and prosperity. Photo credit: Donna Ayerst.
Lower left: Russell Means, the Ogalala Sioux activist for the rights of Native Americans. © Ernie Leyba/Denver Post/Getty Images.