Following The Flag Into Foreign Service

May 4, 2016

It may not be a career for everyone, but working in the Foreign Service agrees with Lewis Lukens

Preparing to raise the flag at the U.S. embassy in Havana, 2016.
Credit State Department/Public Domain

He joined the State Department in the footsteps of his father, almost literally.  Lukens arrived in Senegal as U.S. Ambassador decades after his father worked in the embassy there. 

Lukens's job is now outreach and recruiting people interested in careers in the Foreign Service. 

He visits Southern Oregon University to talk about the rewards and challenges of a diplomatic career, and stops by The Exchange with some stories.