U.S Code last checked for updates: Feb 23, 2020
§ 2655b.
Diplomatic presence overseas
The purpose of this section is to—
elevate the stature given United States diplomatic initiatives relating to nonproliferation and political-military issues; and
develop a group of highly specialized, technical experts with country expertise capable of administering the nonproliferation and political-military affairs functions of the Department.

To carry out the purposes of subsection (a), the Secretary is authorized to establish the position of Counselor for Nonproliferation and Political Military Affairs in United States diplomatic missions overseas, to be filled by individuals who are career Civil Service officers or Foreign Service officers committed to follow-on assignments in the Nonproliferation Bureau or the Political Military Affairs Bureau of the Department.


After being selected to serve as Counselor, any person so selected shall spend not less than 10 months in language training courses at the Foreign Service Institute,1

 See Change of Name note below.
or in technical courses administered by the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, or other appropriate departments and agencies of the United States, except that such requirement for training may be waived by the Secretary.

(Pub. L. 107–228, div. B, title XVI, § 1604, Sept. 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 1460.)
cite as: 22 USC 2655b