The Centennial Is Here!

AFSA and the Foreign Service turn 100 this year! Join us as we commemorate these milestones.

Visual Chronicle of the American Foreign Service

Since 1924, the U.S. Foreign Service has grown from a small cadre of white male diplomats to a diverse workforce of more than 15,000 officers and specialists across six federal agencies, reflecting the expanding scope of global diplomacy and the need for expertise essential to navigating the complexities of the 21st century.

Architects of Peace: The U.S Foreign Service at 100

Dive into this video tribute to the U.S. Foreign Service, honoring the diplomats who work tirelessly to sustain global stability and maintain peace. Discover the crucial yet often invisible sacrifices these professionals make in honor of their country.

The July-August FSJ

In this issue: addressing mental health needs in the Foreign Service, a discussion with Director General Marcia Bernicat on the future of the Foreign Service, modernizing assessments: the move to virtual platforms, swimming with whales in Tonga, the opening of U.S. Embassy Beijing, and more!

Read More


Please find here some of our newest and most popular resources.

U.S. Diplomats: Our First Line of Defense
AFSA’s Ambassador Tracker
Recent Messages to Our Members

Join the Conversation