I’m headed to Cotonou, Benin to head up the Consular section there. Plenty of training between now and next September, when I head out….French, Sub-Saharan Africa, job specific training, even some emergency medicine. I was really pleased when I heard my post. It was high on my bid list, but more than that, they had told us just a few days earlier that it was a job managing the consular section, usually a job for mid-level officers. I was hoping my experience before the FS would count…and it did!