My Foreign Service Timeline

I gave a full outline of all of my candidacy attempts in my second blog post, My First Inkling to Become a Diplomat, so I’ll use this page to document my successful candidacy timeline, and upcoming milestones as I move through my Foreign Service Career.


6/14/11 – Registered for FSOT

10/8/11 – Took FSOT

10/27/11 – Notified I passed FSOT

11/16/11 – QEP Personal Narratives submitted

1/23/12 – Notified I passed QEP

1/30/12 – Invited to schedule FSOA

5/18/12 – Passed FSOA with 5.5/7.0 score

10/22/12 – Security Clearance granted

1/11/13 – Class 1 Medical Clearance granted

1/14/13 – Final Suitability Review completed

1/15/13 – Added to Consular Register

5/5/14 – Invited to join the 178th A-100 Generalist Class

5/19/14 – Salary Offer received

5/20/14 – Signed and returned “Agreement to Join the Foreign Service”

6/30/14 – 178th A-100 Start Date

8/1/14 – Flag Day (Tashkent, Uzbekistan!!!)

8/8/14 – Swearing-In Day

8/11/14 – Started Pre-departure Training 

3/20/15 – Graduated from Russian Department

5/1/15 – Graduated from Consular Affairs

5/17/15 – Departed Virginia

5/20/15 – Departed the United States

5/21/15 – Arrived in Uzbekistan

5/22/15 – First Day at U.S. Embassy Tashkent

6/15/15 – First day as a visa line officer

6/16/15 – Received diplomatic accreditation from the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan

7/6/15 – President Obama confirmed my Senate nomination to be a diplomat

7/20/15 – Became Non-Immigrant Visa line chief

8/4/15 – Celebrated 10 Years of Federal Service

6/13/16 – Became Immigrant Visa line chief

6/29/16 – Received second tour assignment (Canberra, Australia!!!) 

6/1/17 – Departed Tashkent 

7/29/17 – Arrived in Canberra 

7/31/17 – First Day at U.S. Embassy Canberra

8/11/17 – Received diplomatic accreditation from the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia 

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