Welcome to the Twenty-Five Year Apprenticeship, a site that offers a guide and online resource for all "apprentice" diplomats to help them learn to advance U.S. interests more successfully. In addition to the group of "apprentices" who started the project, tens of legendary career diplomats have endorsed the guide and offered their insights and "active wisdom" from decades of extraordinary service. The guide will be most effective if you send in your questions, suggestions and innovations. Let's together build an online community that offers inspiration and practical advice for future diplomatic leaders. Please contact us at to join the apprentices as we Learn to Advance American Diplomacy!