The Foreign Service Journal, April 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | APRIL 2022 63 AFSA NEWS Nominate Family Members for AAFSW and DACOR Awards Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volun- teerismAbroad (SOSA) and the Champions of Career Enhancement for Eli- gible Family Members (CCE- EFM) Award, both sponsored by Associates of the American Foreign ServiceWorldwide, as well as DACOR’s Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award. The nomination deadline for all awards is April 29, 2022, and all American USG direct-hire employees under chief of mission authority and family members over the age of 18 are eligible. Created in 1990 at the suggestion of Secretary of State James Baker and Mrs. Susan Baker, the SOSA Award recognizes remarkable volunteer efforts and is given for activities performed while the nominee was posted to a U.S. mission. Winners receive a cash award of $2,500, a certificate signed by the Secretary of State and a one-year AAFSW membership. The CCE-EGM Award was developed to recognize those who go above and beyond their job descriptions to expand and elevate job opportunities and long-term career enhancement for For- eign Service family members. The winning individual or group receives a cash award of $750. Nominations for these awards should be sent as a Word document to office@, and more informa- tion can be found at www. The Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award, sponsored and administered by the DACOR Bacon House Foundation, honors a spouse or family member who has promoted rights, programs and benefits for Foreign Service families, as did the late Mrs. Tragen. The winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and, if outside Washington, D.C., paid travel to the ceremony and two nights of free lodging at DACOR Bacon House. Nominations and requests for additional information should be sent to John Bradshaw at jbradshaw@ The three awards will be presented to recipients at the annual AAFSW awards cer- emony on Nov. 17, 2022. n