The Foreign Service Journal, May 2022

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Life after the Foreign Service 22
The Last Assignment: Moving into Retirement 22
An Insider’s Guide to the Re-Employed Annuitant Program 28
Working with the U.S. Military 32
Global Photography: From Hobby to Career 36
Setting Sail: Life after USAID 40
AFSA Resources for Retirees 44
Feature 46
Boosting Space Diplomacy at State 46
FS Heritage 50
Lethal Encounter in Tehran: The Attack on U.S. Vice Consul Robert W. Imbrie and Its Aftermath 50
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—One Foreign Service Family 7
Letter from the Editor—There Is Life After 9
Speaking Out—On Our Own: Diplomats Deserve Equal Access to Reproductive Health Services 19
Reflections—The Power of Our Example 80
Local Lens—Okinawa, Japan 82
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 14
In Memory 66
Books 70
Marketplace 73
Lodging & Extended Stay 73
Real Estate 74
Classifieds 78
Index to Advertisers 79
AFSA News 55
2022 AFSA Leadership and Management Survey Results 55
AFSA Hosts Policy Planning Director 55
State VP Voice—Locality Pay for Local FS Hires: It’s Time 56
USAID VP Voice—Now Is the Time to Think about Retirement 57
FAS VP Voice—Standing Behind Those Who Step Up 58
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Feb. 16 58
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, March 16 58
Retiree VP Voice—Staying Connected with Colleagues 59
Annual Report: Legal Defense Fund 59
A Conversation with the Women Who Produced “The American Diplomat” 60
A Talk with Former USAID Counselor Chris Milligan 61
Diplomats at Work Event: A Day in the Life of an Agricultural Diplomat 62
Payroll Failures: AFSA Files Cohort Grievance 63
Book Notes: American Ambassadors 64
AFSA Speaks to Job Search/Transition Program 64
AFSA Welcomes Pardee Graduate Students 65