This is terrific. Revitalizing the State Department is a top priority! Two notes. There is only one Deputy Secretary of State. Second, consider establish State Department offices domestically — in state capitals and major cities. FSO can do rotations in the U.S. Earn degrees/teach at local colleges, liaise with state and local governments, and recruit future FSOs. Most importantly, it would allow Americans to see their State Department at work. It would be public diplomacy on the home front!