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Amb. David Greenlee retired from the Foreign
Service in 2006 after a 32-year career. He
was ambassador to Bolivia (2003 to 2006),
ambassador to Paraguay (2000 to 2003) and
held ambassador rank as the U.S. delegate
and chair of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1996
to 1997), among other postings. Prior to joining the State
Department, he was a U.S. Army lieutenant during the Viet-
namWar, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. He is also
on the boards of the American Academy of Diplomacy and
Bookworm; All State Texas basketball player
1956; Princeton Politics-Philosophy 1960.
World backpacker 1960-63; Univ. Texas Law
1965; FS 1965-1999; Named “Forrest Gump
of the FS” by National Journal; Battles fought
(some won): JO member AFSA Young Turk Board; Identifed
for “selection out” for HRts work re disappeared Argentina
1975-77 (later awarded AFSA Rivkin & State  Distinguished
Honor Awards & AFSA Dissent Award named); 1st fred EPA
for CFCs work; Started State Emergency Operations unit; Anti
Apartheid Work 9 years; AFSA Lawyer for union elections,
drafting L/M EO and Grievance Legislation; 2x AFSA Prexy &
3x Secretary; Grandpa; Skins fan.
Although an Economic O cer, Edward Marks
worked in all the cones in his 38-year Foreign
Service career. He spent much of his early
years in Africa afairs (and later was ambas-
sador to Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde),
but also worked in cultural afairs, counterterrorism (deputy
coordinator), and International Organizations (U.S. represen-
tative to ECOSOC). Since retiring, he has been active in AFSA
and DACOR in addition to lecturing, consulting and writing. He
is a graduate of the Universities of Michigan (B.A.), Oklahoma
(M.A. in economics) and the National War College, and is cur-
rently director of the Simons Center for Interagency Coordi-
With this year’s ceremony honoring the AFSA Awards recipi-
ents, a new tradition has begun. All past, present and future
recipients of the Lifetime Contributions to American Diplo-
macy Award will receive a specially designed lapel pin. The
award honors those who have dedicated their lives to diplo-
macy in service to the United States.
The story behind the pin began with Perri Green, AFSA’s
coordinator for special awards and outreach. When think-
ing about ways how AFSA could further recognize the life-
time award
recipients, she
AFSA staf with
her idea of
a design for a
special pin.
As luck
would have it,
Perri was put in
touch with Gina
Sherman of
the venerable
D.C. jewelry store, the Tiny Jewel Box. The family-run shop
opened in 1930 during the Great Depression, and has been
an icon ever since. After discussing the idea of the pin with
Sherman, the Tiny Jewel Box graciously agreed to design the
pin—with their compliments.
The unique pin incorporates AFSA’s seal, surrounded by an
eagle, with the name of the award below. During the cere-
mony, three of the beautiful pins were given to three men who
indeed exemplify service: Ambassador George Landau, this
year’s recipient; Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen, who received
the award in 2010; and Ambassador Thomas D. Boyatt, the
2008 recipient of the prestigious award.
AFSA is proud of the dedication and commitment of the
men and women of the Foreign Service, and we are grateful
for the role we play in recognizing their accomplishments. We
thank the Tiny Jewel Box for their support in this endeavor
and are appreciative of their generosity.
 For more information about AFSA’s award program and to
view the ceremony online, please visit
For more on the history of the Tiny Jewel Box, please visit
A New Tradition Begins For
Lifetime Award Recipients
Ambassador George Landau’s lapel displays the
newly-minted pin honoring AFSA’s Lifetime
Contributions to American Diplomacy recipients. This
year’s award ceremony marked the frst time the pin
was given.