Killing for Jesus
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The long & winding road

State-Department-seal  After more than two years of testing, retesting, waiting, hair-pulling and pacing, today I received my official invitation to A-100: the Foreign Service Orientation Course!!

I honestly thought this day would never come. It still hasn't quite hit me. I've been dreaming about this day for so long that now I don't even have words or emotions left to express myself!  

A quick recap of my very long timeline:

Dec 07 - Foreign Service Officers Test (FSOT) at US Embassy London. Passed.

June 08 - Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) in Chicago. Failed. 

Nov 08 - FSOT #2 at US Embassy London. Passed.

April 09 - FSOA #2 in Washington DC. Passed!!

May 09 - Medical clearance granted

Oct 09 - Security clearance granted

Nov 09 - Final Suitability granted

Jan. 20, 2010: Received and accepted an invitation to A-100! 

So what's next? I'm still working out the logistics, but it looks like I will be moving back home to DC in March.

The next chapter of our life is about to begin!