I’m an ex-Foreign Service Officer who spent most of his career overseas and on the African continent.  I retired in June 2012, and in October started working for a small company providing non-lethal training to the U.S. and foreign troops.  My passion remains Africa, and I’m helping this firm break into the African market.  I started this blog to provide tips and advice those interested in joining the Foreign Service and overcoming the toughest hurdle — passing the Foreign Service Exam.