The Foreign Service Journal, November 2022

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2022 73 AFSA NEWS AFSA Launches New Tracker In response to the suggestion of an association member, AFSA has launched a new resource on its website: a principal officer tracker. Made up primarily of consuls and consuls general, this list is the most comprehensive one available of U.S. diplo- matic missions below the embassy level and can be found at It joins AFSA’s many resources tracking diplomatic posi- tions and leadership roles, including the ambassador tracker, current deputy chiefs of mission, assistant secretaries since 1973, special envoys, representatives and coordinators, female U.S. ambassadors, ambassadors to the U.S. from other nations, U.S. ambassador appointments by administra- tion dating back to President Gerald Ford, and many more. By tracking, publishing, and updating these public records, AFSA compiles current data that’s readily available to legislators, journalists, fact-checkers, students, historians, and the entire foreign affairs community. n AFSA’s newest tracker provides data on principal officers, or heads of diplomatic missions below the level of an embassy.