Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 25, 2018

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will deliver remarks and officiate the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador Daniel Smith as Director of the Foreign Service Institute at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, in the Grove Atrium at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia.

The event is open to credentialed members of the press.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist. Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

The George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center is located at 4000 Arlington Blvd in Arlington, Virginia. All media interested in attending this ceremony should arrive by 11:45 a.m. Parking is available in the P1 parking lot.

The preset time for video cameras is 12:00 p.m. The preset time for journalists and still photographers is 12:30 p.m.

For further information, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492 or via e-mail at

U.S. Department of State

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