American diplomats represent U.S. values abroad and embody a core tenet of American life: diversity.
In the United States, anyone — regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background — can become a diplomat and represent America abroad as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service.
One of the many ways the State Department cultivates an environment of diversity is through the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. These programs help to ensure that American diplomats reflect the full diversity of Americans, who are united in identity and attachment to core U.S. values of freedom, democracy and opportunity.
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