What is Department of State?

  • (noun): The federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies.
    Example: "The Department of State was created in 1789"
    Synonyms: State Department, State, DoS

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List Of Military Officers Who Have Led Divisions Of A Civil Service - United States - Department of State
... GOA George Marshall, Secretary of State, 1947–1949 GEN Colin Powell, US Army (Ret) Secretary of State, 2001–2005 ...
Michael A. Sheehan - Department of State
... with the rank and status of Ambassador-at-Large at the United States Department of State and was confirmed by the United States Senate for this position in 1999 ... Following an assignment as Assistant-Secretary-General at the United Nations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2001 to 2003), Sheehan served as Deputy ...

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