The Foreign Service Journal, December 2023

6 DECEMBER 2023 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 101 Family Member Matters Ever Heard of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets? By Natalie Aucoin 102 Local Lens Toronto, Canada By Martin Claessens On the Cover—Illustration by Robert Neubecker. Marketplace 97 Real Estate 99 Classifieds 100 Index to Advertisers 7 President’s Views Constructive Dissent Is Vital By Tom Yazdgerdi 9 Letter from the Editor Recognizing Achievement, Looking Ahead By Shawn Dorman 19 Speaking Out Promotion Unicorns and the Case for Humility By Yikee Adje Perspectives Departments 10 Letters 13 Talking Points 94 Books AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION 63 A FSA Awards Honor Excellence and Constructive Dissent 67 State VP Voice—Resourcing Career-Long Learning 68 USAID VP Voice—Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and Plan 68 Retiree VP Voice—Reviewing Your Retirement Plan 69 A FSA on the Hill—Making Strides in Accommodating Careers Overseas 70 AFSA Governing Board Looks Ahead 70 A FSA President and GB Reps Speak at Chautauqua 71 AFSA Welcomes Newest FS Members 71 Thank You, Table Hosts! 72 Outreach to Retired Members 72 AFSA Governing Board Meeting, October 18, 2023 73 AFSA Dues Increase for 2024 73 AFSA Welcomes New Law Clerk 63