Archive - July 25, 2018

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Memorial services for Tom Gallagher (Ethiopia)
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Where are our RPCV Ambassadors?

Memorial services for Tom Gallagher (Ethiopia)

  Memorial Services New Jersey Monmouth University – Woodrow Wilson Hall 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 Saturday, August 25th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM ET   Washington D.C.  DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) Bacon House 1801 F St NW, Washington, DC 20006 Saturday, September 8th 2:00 to 5:00 PM ET If you have any questions, email Amin Dulkumoni at  ad293@njit.edu or call him at 443-949-4724.   Obituaries New York Times: Tom Gallagher, Diplomat Who Became a Gay Activist, Dies at 77   Washington Post: Tom Gallagher, Foreign Service officer who quit to live as openly gay, dies at 77 Asbury Park Press: Thomas Gallagher 1940–2018 Advocate: Tom Gallagher, First Foreign Service Officer to Come Out, Dies at 77 Gay Times UK: Tom Gallagher, the First Openly Gay Foreign Service Officer Has Died, Aged 77 Washington Blade: Tom Gallagher, U.S. Foreign Service officer, dies at 77 Los Angeles Blade: . . .

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Where are our RPCV Ambassadors?

  A-100 is the entry level class that only Foreign Service Officers go through when they first join the State Department.They are sworn in as Foreign Service Officers at the end of this 6 week program.During this event they also find out what country they are being sent to for their first assignment.It is a big deal.Very memorable for all involved.In the last four Foreign Service classes there have been a total of 5% RPCVs. Here is the enrollments numbers of A-100 on the last four classes.          The 194th  has 5 Peace Corps Volunteers out of 82 students  (current class underway)          The 193rd  had 3 out of 41          The 192nd had 0 out of 34          The 191st   had 2 out of 45 Neither the Peace Corps or the State Department has a list of RPCVs . . .

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