Foreign Service Careers for Transitioning Service Members

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The mobile military life can be exciting and offer new adventures, many of which can be hard to match when you transition to a civilian career. If you're separating from the military, are passionate about public service and are looking for a challenging and rewarding new career path, the United States Foreign Service might be a perfect fit for you. Careers in Foreign Service are unlike any other.

Foreign Service employees work for the U.S. Department of State and can be assigned to U.S. consulates and embassies around the world. There are more than 270 U.S. embassies. You have the chance to make a difference while experiencing new cultures, customs and people from around the world.

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