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U.S. Department of State 
Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts 
Guide for Business Representatives 
Released:  March 1996 



Abbreviations/Symbols; Geographic Index



             ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS 
              
             ACM . . . . . . . Assistant Chief of Mission 
             ADM . . . . . . . Administrative Section 
             ADV . . . . . . . Adviser 
             AGR . . . . . . . Agricultural Section (USDA/FAS) 
             AID . . . . . . . Agency for International Development 
             ALT . . . . . . . Alternate 
             AMB . . . . . . . Ambassador 
             AMB SEC . . . . . Ambassador's Secretary 
             APHIS . . . . . . Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serv. 
             APO . . . . . . . Army Post Office 
             ARSO  . . . . . . Assistant Regional Security Officer 
             ATO . . . . . . . Agricultural Trade Office (USDA/FAS) 
              
             BCAO  . . . . . . Branch Cultural Affairs Officer (USIS) 
             Bg  . . . . . . . Brigadier General 
             BIB . . . . . . . Board for  International Broadcasting 
             BO  . . . . . . . Branch Office (of Embassy) 
             BOB/EUR . . . . . Board of Broadcasting, European Office 
             BPAO  . . . . . . Branch Public Affairs Officer (USIS) 
             B.P.  . . . . . . Boite Postale 
             BUD . . . . . . . Budget 
              
             C . . . . . . . . Consulate 
             CA  . . . . . . . Consular Agency/Agent 
             CAO . . . . . . . Cultural Affairs Officer (USIS) 
             Capt  . . . . . . Captain (USN) 
             CDC . . . . . . . Centers for Disease Control 
             Cdr . . . . . . . Commander 
             CEO . . . . . . . Cultural Exchange Officer (USIS) 
             CG  . . . . . . . Consul General, Consulate General 
             CG SEC  . . . . . Consul General's Secretary 
             CHG . . . . . . . Charge d'Affaires 
             CINCAFSOUTH . . . Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Southern  
                                 Europe 
             CINCEUR . . . . . Commander-in-Chief U.S. European Command 
             CINCUSAFE . . . . Commander-in-Chief U.S. Air Forces Europe 
             CINCUSAREUR . . . Commander-in-Chief U.S. Army Europe 
             Col . . . . . . . Colonel 
             CM  . . . . . . . Chief of Mission 
             COM . . . . . . . Commercial Section (FCS) 
             CON . . . . . . . Consul, Consular Section 
             COUNS . . . . . . Counselor 
             C.P.  . . . . . . Caixa Postal 
             CPO . . . . . . . Communications Program Officer 
             CUS . . . . . . . Customs Service (Treasury) 
              
             DAC . . . . . . . Development Assistance Committee 
             DCM . . . . . . . Deputy Chief of Mission 
             DEA . . . . . . . Drug Enforcement Agency 
             DEP . . . . . . . Deputy 
             DEP DIR . . . . . Deputy Director 
             DIR . . . . . . . Director 
             DOE . . . . . . . Department of Energy 
             DPAO  . . . . . . Deputy Public Affairs Officer (USIS) 
             DPO . . . . . . . Deputy Principal Officer 
             DSA . . . . . . . Defense Supply Adviser 
              
             E . . . . . . . . Embassy 
             ECO . . . . . . . Economic Section 
             ECO/COM . . . . . Economic/Commercial Section 
             EDO . . . . . . . Export Development Officer 
             ERDA  . . . . . . Energy Research and Development  
                                 Administration 
             EST . . . . . . . Environment, Science, and Technology 
             EX-IM . . . . . . Export-Import 
              
             FAA . . . . . . . Federal Aviation Administration 
             FAA/CASLO . . . . Federal Aviation Administration Civil  
                                 Aviation Security Liaison Officer 
             FAA/FSIDO         Federal Aviation Administration Flight  
                                 Standards International District Office 
             FIC/JSC . . . . . Finance Committee and Joint Support  
                                 Committee 
             FIN . . . . . . . Financial Attache (Treasury) 
             FODAG . . . . . . Food and Agriculture Organizations 
             FPO . . . . . . . Fleet Post Office 
              
             IAEA  . . . . . . International Atomic Energy Agency 
             IAGS  . . . . . . Inter-American Geodetic Survey 
             ICAO  . . . . . . International Civil Aviation Organization 
             IMO . . . . . . . Information Management Officer 
             IO  . . . . . . . Information Officer (USIS) 
             IPO . . . . . . . Information Program Officer 
             IRM . . . . . . . Information  Resources Management 
             IRS . . . . . . . Internal Revenue Service 
             ISM . . . . . . . Information Systems Manager 
              
             JUS/CIV . . . . . Department of Justice, Civil Division 
             JUSMAG  . . . . . Joint US Military Advisory Group 
              
             LAB . . . . . . . Labor  Officer 
             LO  . . . . . . . Liaison Officer 
             Ltc . . . . . . . Lieutenant Colonel 
             LEGATT  . . . . . Legal Attache 
              
             M . . . . . . . . Mission 
             Mg  . . . . . . . Major General 
             MAAG  . . . . . . Military Assistance Advisory Group 
             MILGP . . . . . . Military Group 
             MSG . . . . . . . Marine Security Guard 
             MSC . . . . . . . Military Staff Committee 
             MIN . . . . . . . Minister 
             MLO . . . . . . . Military Liaison Office 
             MNL . . . . . . . Minerals Officer 
              
             NARC  . . . . . . Narcotics 
             NATO  . . . . . . North Atlantic Treaty  Organization 
             NAS . . . . . . . Narcotics Affairs Section 
             NCIS  . . . . . . Naval Criminal, U.S. 
              
             OAS . . . . . . . Organization of American States 
             ODA . . . . . . . Office of the Defense Attache 
             ODC . . . . . . . Office of Defense Cooperation 
             OIC . . . . . . . Officer in Charge 
             OMC . . . . . . . Office of Military Cooperation 
              
             PAO . . . . . . . Public Affairs Officer (USIS) 
             PO  . . . . . . . Principal Officer 
             PO SEC  . . . . . Principal Officer's Secretary 
             POL . . . . . . . Political Section 
             POL/LAB . . . . . Political and Labor Section 
             POLAD . . . . . . Political Adviser 
             POL/ECO . . . . . Political/Economic Section 
              
             Radm  . . . . . . Rear Admiral 
             RCON  . . . . . . Regional Consular Affairs Officer 
             REDSO . . . . . . Regional Economic Development Services  
                                 Office 
             REF . . . . . . . Refugee Coordinator 
             REP . . . . . . . Representative 
             RES . . . . . . . Resources 
             RHUDO . . . . . . Regional Housing and Urban Development  
                                 Office 
             ROCAP . . . . . . Regional Officer for Central American  
                                 Programs 
             RPSO  . . . . . . Regional Procurement and Support Office 
             RSO . . . . . . . Regional Security Officer 
              
             SAO . . . . . . . Security Assistance Office 
             SCI . . . . . . . Scientific Attache 
             SEC DEL . . . . . Secretary of Delgation 
             SHAPE . . . . . . Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe 
             SLG . . . . . . . State and Local Government 
             SR  . . . . . . . Senior 
             STC . . . . . . . Security Trade Control 
              
             UNEP  . . . . . . United Nations Environment Program 
             UNESCO  . . . . . United Nations Educational, Scientific, &  
                                 Cultural Organizations 
             UNIDO . . . . . . United Nations Industrial Development  
                                 Organization 
             USA . . . . . . . United States Army 
             USAF  . . . . . . United States Air Force 
             USDA/APHIS        Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serv. 
             USEU  . . . . . . US Mission to the European Union 
             USGS  . . . . . . US Geological Survey 
             USINT . . . . . . United States Interests Section 
             USIS  . . . . . . United States Information Service 
             USLO  . . . . . . United States Liaison Office 
             USMC  . . . . . . United States Marine Corps 
             USMTM . . . . . . US Military Training Mission 
             USN . . . . . . . United States Navy 
             USNATO  . . . . . US Mission to the North  Atlantic Treaty  
                                 Organization 
             USOAS . . . . . . US Mission to the Organization of  
                                 American States 
             USOECD  . . . . . US Mission to the Organization for  
                                 Economic Cooperation and Development 
             USTTA . . . . . . US Travel and Tourism Agent 
             USUN  . . . . . . US Mission to the United Nations 
              
             VC  . . . . . . . Vice Consul 
             VOA . . . . . . . Voice of America 
              
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             GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX 
              
             Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (E) 
             Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (E) 
             Abuja, Nigeria (USLO) 
             Accra, Ghana (E) 
             Adana, Turkey (C) 
             Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (E) 
             Alexandria (BO) 
             Algiers, Algeria (E) 
             Almaty,  Kazakstan (E) 
             Amman, Jordan (E) 
             Amsterdam, Netherlands (CG) 
             Ankara, Turkey (E) 
             Antananarivo, Madagascar (E) 
             Apia, Western Samoa (E) 
             Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (E) 
             Asmara, Eritrea (E) 
             Asuncion, Paraguay (E) 
             Athens, Greece (E) 
             Auckland, New Zealand (CG) 
             Baghdad, Iraq (E) 
             Baku, Azerbaijan (E) 
             Bamako, Mali (E) 
             Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (E) 
             Bangkok, Thailand (E) 
             Bangui, Central African Rep. (E) 
             Banjul, The Gambia (E) 
             Barcelona, Spain (CG) 
             Barranquilla, Colombia (C) 
             Beijing, China (E) 
             Beirut, Lebanon (E) 
             Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K. (CG) 
             Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro (E) 
             Belize City, Belize (E) 
             Berlin, Fed. Rep. of Germany (BO) 
             Bern, Switzerland (E) 
             Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (E) 
             Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (E) 
             Bogota, Colombia (E) 
             Bombay, India (CG) 
             Bonn, Fed. Rep. of Germany (E) 
             Brasilia, Brazil (E) 
             Bratislava, Slovak Republic (E) 
             Brazzaville, Congo (E) 
             Bridgetown, Barbados (E) 
             Brisbane, Australia (C) 
             Brussels, Belgium (E),  (USNATO) 
             Brussels, Belgium (USEU) 
             Bucharest, Romania (E) 
             Budapest, Hungary (E) 
             Buenos Aires, Argentina (E) 
             Bujumbura, Burundi (E) 
             Cairo, Egypt (E) 
             Calcutta, India (CG) 
             Calgary, Canada (CG) 
             Canberra, Australia (E) 
             Cape Town, South Africa (CG) 
             Caracas, Venezuela (E) 
             Casablanca, Morocco (CG) 
             Chengdu, China (CG) 
             Chiang Mai, Thailand (CG) 
             Chisinau, Moldova (E) 
             Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (CG) 
             Cluj-Napoca, Romania (BO) 
             Colombo, Sri Lanka (E) 
             Conakry, Guinea (E) 
             Copenhagen, Denmark (E) 
             Cotonou, Benin (E) 
             Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (CG) 
             Dakar, Senegal (E) 
             Damascus, Syria (E) 
             Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (E) 
             Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (CG) 
             Dhaka, Bangladesh (E) 
             Djibouti, Djibouti (E) 
             Doha, Qatar (E) 
             Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CG) 
             Dublin, Ireland (E) 
             Durban, South Africa (CG) 
             Dushanbe, Tajikistan (E) 
             Dusseldorf, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
             Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (CG) 
             Florence, Italy (CG) 
             Frankfurt Am Main, Fed. Rep of Germany (CG) 
             Freetown, Sierra Leone (E) 
             Fukuoka, Japan (C) 
             Gaborone, Botswana (E) 
             Geneva, Switzerland (M) (U.S. Mission to European Office of  
                  the UN and Other International Organizations) 
             Georgetown, Guyana (E) 
             Guadalajara, Mexico (CG) 
             Guangzhou, China (CG) 
             Guatemala City, Guatemala (E) 
             Guayaquil, Ecuador (CG) 
             The Hague, Netherlands (E) 
             Halifax, Canada (CG) 
             Hamburg, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
             Hamilton, Bermuda (CG) 
             Hanoi, Vietnam (E) 
             Harare, Zimbabwe (E) 
             Havana, Cuba (USINT) 
             Helsinki, Finland (E) 
             Hermosillo, Mexico (C) 
             Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CG) 
             Islamabad, Pakistan (E) 
             Istanbul, Turkey (CG) 
             Jakarta, Indonesia (E) 
             Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CG) 
             Jerusalem, Jerusalem  (CG) 
             Johannesburg, South Africa (CG) 
             Kampala, Uganda (E) 
             Karachi, Pakistan (CG) 
             Kathmandu, Nepal (E) 
             Khartoum, Sudan (E) 
             Kiev, Ukraine (E) 
             Kigali, Rwanda (E) 
             Kingston, Jamaica (E) 
             Kinshasa, Zaire (E) 
             Kolonia, Micronesia (E) 
             Koror, Palau  (E) 
             Krakow, Poland (CG) 
             Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (E) 
             Kuwait, Kuwait (E) 
             La Paz, Bolivia (E) 
             Lagos, Nigeria (E) 
             Lahore, Pakistan (CG) 
             Leipzig, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
             Libreville, Gabon (E) 
             Lilongwe, Malawi (E) 
             Lima, Peru (E) 
             Lisbon, Portugal (E) 
             Ljubljana, Slovenia (E) 
             Lome, Togo (E) 
             London, England, U.K. (E) 
             Luanda, Angola (E) 
             Lusaka, Zambia (E) 
             Luxembourg, Luxembourg (E) 
             Madras, India (CG) 
             Madrid, Spain (E) 
             Majuro, Marshall Islands (E) 
             Managua, Nicaragua (E) 
             Manama, Bahrain (E) 
             Manila, Philippines (E) 
             Maputo, Mozambique (E) 
             Marseille, France (CG) 
             Maseru, Lesotho (E) 
             Matamoros, Mexico (C) 
             Mbabane, Swaziland (E) 
             Medan, Indonesia (CG) 
             Melbourne, Australia (CG) 
             Merida, Mexico (C) 
             Mexico City, D.F., Mexico (E) 
             Milan, Italy (CG) 
             Minsk, Belarus (E) 
             Monrovia, Liberia (E) 
             Monterrey, Mexico (CG) 
             Montevideo, Uruguay (E) 
             Montreal, Canada (CG) (ICAO) 
             Moscow, Russia  (E) 
             Munich, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
             Muscat, Oman (E) 
             Nagoya, Japan (C) 
             Naha, Japan (CG) 
             Nairobi, Kenya (E) (UNEP) 
             Naples, Italy (CG) 
             Nassau, The Bahamas (E) 
             N'Djamena, Chad (E) 
             New Delhi, India (E) 
             New York, N.Y. (USUN) 
             Niamey, Niger (E) 
             Nicosia, Cyprus (E) 
             Nouakchott, Mauritania (E) 
             Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (C) 
             Osaka-Kobe, Japan (CG) 
             Oslo, Norway (E) 
             Ottawa, Canada (E) 
             Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (E) 
             Panama City, Panama (E) 
             Paramaribo, Suriname (E) 
             Paris, France (E) (USOECD) (UNESCO)  
             Perth, Australia (CG) 
             Peshawar, Pakistan (C) 
             Phnom Penh, Cambodia (E) 
             Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (C) 
             Port-au-Prince, Haiti (E) 
             Port Louis, Mauritius (E) 
             Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (E) 
             Porto Alegre, Brazil (C) 
             Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (E) 
             Prague, Czech Republic (E) 
             Praia, Cape Verde (E) 
             Pretoria, South Africa (E) 
             Pusan, Korea (C) 
             Quebec, Canada (CG) 
             Quito, Ecuador (E) 
             Rabat, Morocco (E) 
             Rangoon, Burma (E) 
             Recife, Brazil (C) 
             Reykjavik, Iceland (E) 
             Riga, Latvia (E) 
             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CG) 
             Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (E) 
             Rome, Italy (E),  (FODAG) 
             St. George's, Grenada (E) 
             St. Petersburg, Russia  (CG) 
             San Jose, Costa Rica (E) 
             San Salvador, El Salvador (E) 
             Sanaa, Rep. of Yemen (E) 
             Santiago, Chile (E) 
             Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (E) 
             Sao Paulo, Brazil (CG) 
             Sapporo, Japan (CG) 
             Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (E) 
             Seoul, Korea (E) 
             Shanghai, China (CG) 
             Shenyang, China (CG) 
             Singapore, Singapore (E) 
             Skopje, Macedonia (E) 
             Sofia, Bulgaria (E) 
             Stockholm, Sweden (E) 
             Strasbourg, France (CG) 
             Stuttgart, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
             Surabaya, Indonesia (CG) 
             Suva, Fiji (E) 
             Sydney, Australia (CG) 
             Tallinn, Estonia (E) 
             Tashkent, Uzbekistan (E) 
             Tbilisi, Georgia (E) 
             Tegucigalpa, Honduras (E) 
             Tel Aviv, Israel (E) 
             Thessaloniki, Greece (CG) 
             Tijuana, Mexico (CG) 
             Tirana, Albania (E) 
             Tokyo, Japan (E) 
             Toronto, Canada (CG) 
             Tunis, Tunisia (E) 
             Udorn, Thailand (C) 
             Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (E) 
             Valletta, Malta (E) 
             Vancouver, Canada (CG) 
             Vatican City, The Holy See (E) 
             Victoria, Seychelles (E) 
             Vienna, Austria (E), (UNVIE), (OSCE) 
             Vientiane, Laos (E) 
             Vilnius, Lithuania (E) 
             Vladivostok, Russia (CG) 
             Warsaw, Poland (E) 
             Washington, D.C. (USOAS) 
             Wellington, New Zealand (E) 
             Windhoek, Namibia (E) 
             Yaounde, Cameroon (E) 
             Yekaterinburg, Russia (CG) 
             Yerevan, Armenia (E) 
             Zagreb, Croatia (E) 
             Zurich, Switzerland (CG) 
 
 
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