The Foreign Service Journal, November 2023

6 NOVEMBER 2023 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 81 Reflections The Swedish Vasa Order of America By Beatrice Camp 82 Local Lens Istanbul, Türkiye By Dave Panetti On the Cover—Illustration by Davide Bonazzi. Marketplace 76 Real Estate 79 Classifieds 80 Index to Advertisers 7 President’s Views AFSA-PAC and Engagement on Capitol Hill By Tom Yazdgerdi 9 Letter from the Editor Finding the Words By Shawn Dorman 17 Speaking Out The Quest for Reasonable Civ-Mil Parity By Adam R. Pearlman Perspectives Departments 10 Letters 12 Talking Points 69 In Memory AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION 59 AFSA Meets with Secretary Blinken 59 Washington Nationals Honor U.S. Foreign Service 60 State VP Voice—Tackling Global Strategic Challenges as a Servant Leader 61 USAID VP Voice—It’s Been a Minute: Time to Reorganize 62 A FSA Welcomes USAID’s Newest Members to HQ 62 U SAID Monthly Meetups 63 A FSA Welcomes New Grievance Counselor 63 N ew Associate Editor Joins the Journal 63 AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Sept. 20, 2023 64 Congratulations to the AAFSW and DACOR Award Winners 65 Foreign Service Grievance Board Appointments 65 AFSA Comments on CDC “Dog Ban” Rulemaking 59