Diplomats@Work: Evacuating Afghanistan

Start Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 13:00
End Date/Time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 14:00

Working at U.S. embassies in over 270 countries around the world, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is tasked with securing diplomacy, protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents, and international investigations. DSS also plays a key role in evacuating and closing U.S. embassies in times of emergency.

Join us as we talk with SA Nico Figueroa about his work in the Diplomatic Security Service, including his role in the 2021 Kabul Airlift, where he was part of a team that helped to evacuate more than 120,000 people in the largest air evacuation in history. There will be opportunity for Q&A. Register now.

About the Guest: Nico Figueroa joined the Diplomatic Security Service in March 2017. Prior to his current role as the Assistant Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, he served Secretary Antony Blinken and former Secretary Michael Pompeo as a member of the Secretary of State's Protective Division, as well as a Special Agent at the Los Angeles Field Office. Nico's military service awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Four Awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. He received a Master's degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from American Military University and a Bachelor's in Communications from the University of Colorado.

About Diplomats at Work: This virtual series focuses on introducing audiences to the Foreign Service through storytelling. We host members of the Foreign Service to share with us their stories of life and work in the Foreign Service.

The event is free and open to the public. Questions? Please contact events@afsa.org