Top Protocol Officer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Protocol Officer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Protocol Officer resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.7% of Protocol Officer resumes contained Official Visits as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Protocol Officer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Protocol Officer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Official Visits

high Demand
Here's how Official Visits is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Planned for and provided on-site guidance for promotion and retirement ceremonies, military and high-ranking government official visits.
  • Arranged high-visibility official visits, tours and briefs for military and civilian dignitaries from both the United States and foreign governments.
  • Developed event briefs for ceremonies and official visits to be presented to the AFGLSC Command Section.
  • Assisted Ambassador in organizing official visits of Beninese authorities to the United States of America.
  • Managed official visits hosted by the Secretary.
  • Developed policy guidance for conducting official visits to the headquarters and subordinate test centers.

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2. Special Events

high Demand
Here's how Special Events is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Planned, coordinated, and supervised state ceremonies and special events for Governor and other officials during exterior island travels.
  • Assisted the CSM with military ceremonies and special events sponsored or hosted by the Mobilization and Deployment Operations Center.
  • Managed efficient working of protocol staff and planned with same for various special events.
  • Ensured logistical needs were met for all special events and ceremonies.
  • Tracked and maintained money for special events.
  • Organized special events and conferences for VIPs, such as presidents from various countries, politicians, ambassadors, and celebrities.

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3. VIP

high Demand
Here's how VIP is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Maintained a VIP vehicle fleet of ten vehicles, and two assigned drivers for the Commanding General and senior staff.
  • Managed all aspects of personnel security for all VIP's while in our area of operations.
  • Escorted VIP Visitors during agency events, assisted with set-up/break-down of all events.
  • Conducted VIP Tours of The Basic School.
  • Developed a VIP event planning guide.
  • Maintained a strong link (contacts) with different businesses, organizations and VIPs.

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4. Command Group

high Demand
Here's how Command Group is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Provided dining support for the Command Group by providing beverages for the Command Group at all meetings and luncheons.
  • Advised the Command Group on military personnel policies/procedures.
  • Advised command group and managed personnel readiness, strength management, family support programs, officer and enlisted boards.
  • Represented CECOM command group at AMC Operations VTC and DA G4, logistic Rock drills.
  • Prepared read ahead packages for members of the Command Group/Command prior to all meetings.
  • Directed and implemented the Command Group s protocol requirements and VIP functions.

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5. Foreign Dignitaries

high Demand
Here's how Foreign Dignitaries is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Supervised the customs and immigration-processing program for cabinet-level foreign dignitaries to the U.S.
  • Handpicked by United States Air Warfare Center (USAFWC) Commander for most difficult and detailed visits by foreign dignitaries.
  • Planned official functions for foreign dignitaries and high echelon officials to promote the mission of the Marine Corps.
  • Hosted VIP guests and foreign dignitaries at Baseball Venue.

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6. Government Officials

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Here's how Government Officials is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Improved protocol routines for permanent secretaries and other government officials.
  • Advised government officials on protocol and etiquette and served as direct interface with local, national and international media.
  • Provided this event for business executives, graduate students, and government officials 12 times.
  • Ensured the safe transport of government officials on daily basis.
  • Managed Delegate's overall office operation and represented the Delegate in meetings with constituents, community, business and government officials.
  • Served as liaison to judicial and government officials, community-based organizations, and interest groups.

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7. Conference Calls

high Demand
Here's how Conference Calls is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Scheduled and coordinated video teleconferences, conference calls, and briefings for various meetings for the division headquarters

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8. DOD

high Demand
Here's how DOD is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Pitched and recruited talent to perform in two joint USO/DOD tours to war-torn theaters in Europe and the Mediterranean.
  • Pitched and recruited talent, and managed logistics for two joint USO/DoD tours to war-torn theaters.
  • Acted as a liaison with military, DoD, and law enforcement officials.
  • Provided expertise and input on budgetary reviews for projects relating to organizational processes and fiscal reporting requirements within DoD.
  • Facilitated and conducted numerous strategic communications engagements in both deployed and garrison settings, including DOD, Congressional and Inter-Agency Delegations.
  • Conducted detailed capability gap analysis and successfully advocated military needs to DoD leaders, gaining $8.8B for critical military weapons.

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9. Logistics

high Demand
Here's how Logistics is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated Security Escort arrangements, Hotel Bookings, Car Hire and General Logistics
  • Commanded protocol and logistics for arrivals and departures; as well as acted as the on-scene commander during high risk visits.
  • Supported multiple logistics elements while managing agency databases for support requests, scheduling, and event planning.
  • Hand-selected to lead transportation logistics for 217 senior leaders for the 2013 Commanders summit & CORONA.
  • Coordinated, planned, and executed the logistics of all vehicle movements, and official convoys.
  • Contacted resource persons and handled logistics when seminars and workshops were organized.

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10. Social Events

high Demand
Here's how Social Events is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Cultivated a strong relationship with foreign partners through business conferences and social events and supervising 10 personnel.
  • Prepared invitee list, formal invitations, seating charts and received RSVPs for conferences, dinners, social events and conferences.

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11. Proper Protocol

high Demand
Here's how Proper Protocol is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated high profile visits while adhering to proper protocol procedures in order to positively reflect the Marine Corps.

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12. DV

average Demand
Here's how DV is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a variety of administrative and financial action plans and furnished advice on immigration guidelines and standards.
  • Confirmed official travel, hotel accommodations and security for official staff to include advance party investigations.
  • Provided protocol advice and assistance to all subordinate and resident units.
  • Prepared distinguished visitor itineraries, status reports, and briefing slides which advised the Command and members of upcoming protocol events.
  • Offered advice on customs and courtesies, flag etiquette and seating plans to function organizers or to attendees and participants.
  • Provided advice and training on matters relating to the customs and regulations governing diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
  • Communicated with the DV's staff insuring execution of the most effective use of funds and time during visit.
  • Coordinated a Department of Defense/Congressional fact finding mission by the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service.
  • Coordinated lodging reservations and government transportation for distinguished visitors (DV) to Little Rock AFB.
  • Carried out special advance assignments in the implementation of military ceremonies and other various events.
  • Coordinated logistic requirements for high level DV's up-to and including the Secretary of Defense.
  • Advised project officers on Air Force ceremonies held at Little Rock AFB.
  • Provided legal advice and interpretation of Iraqi laws and provisions.
  • Provided advice to foreigners about the administrative process in Iraq.
  • Maintained, prepared, and distributed weekly DV report.
  • Assisted and advised in the drafting of speeches.
  • Prepared weekly DV briefing slides for staff meetings.
  • Managed DV Lounge Facility in Air Terminal.
  • Provided advance work for dignitary visits.
  • Tracked and logged DV gifts.

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13. Social Functions

average Demand
Here's how Social Functions is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Prepared and assisted with distribution of invitations, handwritten and typed, for various social functions held by the Commander.
  • Developed, planed, coordinated, and supervised the execution of official and social functions and events at MDOC.
  • Coordinated over Division-level conferences both on and off Fort Drum, including arrangement of all military social functions.
  • Conducted protocol officer duties to provide support to the General Officer and his staff for all social functions.
  • Handled official social functions, ceremonies, and visits for the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum.
  • Provided planning and procedural guidance on the conduct of social functions.
  • Developed and executed plans for official and social functions.
  • Planned and implemented all social functions.

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14. Military Personnel

average Demand
Here's how Military Personnel is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Consolidated Personnel Records Jackets with Official Military Personnel Files and prepared documents for conversion from paper to digital records.
  • Coordinated contracts and engaged Jordanian civilian and military personnel to ensure the US military presence in the country was adequately sustained.
  • Supervised a 30-member strategic interrogation element comprised of civilian and military personnel collecting actionable intelligence information from detained enemy personnel.
  • Maintained control over staff evaluations, disciplinary issues, health care management, and policies directly impacting assigned military personnel.
  • Coordinated video teleconference meeting operations and Army Equipping Conference details for over 500 military personnel, civilians, and contractors.
  • Briefed and trained other NATO country military personnel on proper procedures to assess effects of kinetic/non-kinetic operations.

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15. Official Functions

average Demand
Here's how Official Functions is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated logistical support for timely transfer of guests to/from official functions.
  • Organized official functions and events for senior staff members at the Corps level visiting to and from other military installations.
  • Supported, planned and executed a wide range of ceremonial and official functions hosted by NVESD.

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16. Joint Staff

average Demand
Here's how Joint Staff is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Advised the Commander and Chief of Joint Staff on all matters pertaining to logistics planning and operational requirements.
  • Assisted the Chief of Joint Staff in directing the Joint Army/Air staff elements.
  • Developed the acquisition strategy to acquire contract support and build out an additional JSIVA Team to meet Joint Staff assessment expectations.
  • Assumed responsibility of the Global Force Management development by the Joint Staff and served as the lead office for Northern Command.
  • Convinced a Three Star member of the Joint Staff and Chairman to implement the GCCS program into Navy system core.
  • Assisted with training members of the Joint Staff in crisis action procedures and with Continuity of Operations planning and execution.

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17. Customs Clearance

average Demand
Here's how Customs Clearance is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Prepared and processed documentation for customs clearance.

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18. General Officers

average Demand
Here's how General Officers is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Provided daily briefs to the General Officers on intelligence analysis and developed a National Intelligence Estimate.
  • Distinguished guests ranged from foreign and domestic General Officers, senior managers, members of Congress and Heads of State.
  • Prepared briefings to/for General Officers on human resource problems, issues and options for resolutions.
  • Crafted the strategic message for 16 General Officers and Senior Executive Service personnel.

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19. Protocol Matters

average Demand
Here's how Protocol Matters is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Advised Tinker associate units, local guard and reserve units on protocol matters.
  • Assisted Transcom commander and resolved all protocol matters.

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20. Ambassadors

average Demand
Here's how Ambassadors is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Managed four iterations of the Ambassadors' Orientation Program for United States Ambassadors for over 45 countries.

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21. Official Representation

average Demand
Here's how Official Representation is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Managed Official Representation Funds to support gifts, dinners, housing, and transportation for distinguished visitors.
  • Acted as a Special Officer requesting and certifying the Official Representation Fund for the Commander.
  • Managed COMPACAF/Vice COMPACAF gift registry (Official Representation Funds).
  • Implemented Official Representation Funds (ORF) programming.

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22. State Department

average Demand
Here's how State Department is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Worked directly with the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait in support of State Department visits and functions.
  • Created daily brief for State Department issues.

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23. Protocol Services

average Demand
Here's how Protocol Services is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Handled effective travels / airport protocol services.

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24. Travel Arrangements

low Demand
Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Provided conference support to include researching sites, preparing logistics packages, and travel arrangements for attendees.
  • Managed domestic and international travel arrangements including transportation, lodging, and logistics for individuals and groups utilizing travel management systems.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements and served as a Security Manager.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations, handled VP travel arrangements & itinerary and expense reports.
  • Orchestrated special events, travel arrangements, corporate agendas and itineraries.
  • Organized correspondence, appointments / scheduling and travel arrangements.

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25. ORF

low Demand
Here's how ORF is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Formulated/monitored budget for Official Representatives Funds (ORF) remained under budget all 3 years while in position.
  • Procured, inventoried, and maintained all ORF gifts to include 3 consecutive sat IG inspections.
  • Completed all reimbursement expenses for ORF functions.
  • Managed and executed all ORF funds request.

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26. Public Affairs

low Demand
Here's how Public Affairs is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Maintained effective relationships with media representatives and public affairs personnel.
  • Served as interim Public Affairs Specialist; offered public affairs counsel to commander with guidance from external higher command.
  • Managed all Social Media sites in accordance with Army Public Affairs Regulation 360-1.

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27. Secret Service

low Demand
Here's how Secret Service is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated with Secret Service on logistics and last minute changes.

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28. Staff Members

low Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Provided supervision, guidance, instruction, counseling and assessment of 12 division staff members including media relations officers.
  • Facilitated the travel of senior staff members on official business.
  • Ensured the timeline for staff members had a flexible schedule without complications.
  • Worked closely with fellow supervisors to create an innovative environment that encouraged all staff members to excel both personally and professionally.
  • Monitored operations to ensure staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts and government regulations.
  • Participated in the selection of key civilian staff members and made or approved selections for subordinate supervisory and non-supervisory positions.

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29. Federal Agencies

low Demand
Here's how Federal Agencies is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Collaborated with State and Federal agencies during real-world national emergencies.
  • Developed, effectively communicated and when necessary, mitigated conflict with city, state, tribal and federal agencies.
  • Served as waste and recycling consultant for Federal agencies including the General Service Administration and Public Building Services.
  • Served as office director, managing relations with federal agencies, local government agencies, and special interest groups.
  • Synchronized U.S. Army disaster relief to 24 separate international crises with appropriate Federal Agencies.
  • Served as focal point for liaison with state and federal agencies and elected legislators.

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30. Medal

low Demand
Here's how Medal is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Received a Navy Achievement Medal and numerous letters of appreciation for excessive costumer expectations.
  • Received the Meritorious Service Medal as an E-5 which at the time was unheard of for such rank.
  • Managed Commanding General s recognition programs and special ceremonies (medal presentations, individual recognition, etc.
  • Received numerous promotions based on management achievements and leadership capabilities throughout my career and earned numerous medals/awards for service and leadership.
  • Recognized with multiple honors, including Army Accommodation Medal, National Defense Medal, and Meritorious Unit Accommodation
  • Received Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Outstanding Logistical and Transportation Support during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

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31. HQ

low Demand
Here's how HQ is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Provided protocol and etiquette guidance to the HQ staff.
  • Liaised to HQ AFMC/AFSPC, Air Staff, SAF/AQ, JCS, OSD, and Congressional staffs.
  • Provided protocol input to plans and exercises developed by the I Corps (HQ) staff.
  • Facilitated environmental/safety compliance improvement event for HQ Pacific Air Forces - slashed inspections 47%.
  • Produced written reports and presentations for distribution to organizational leadership and Higher HQ.
  • Collected information analyzed and determined reporting requirements using multiple HHQ instructions and guidance.

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32. Local Businesses

low Demand
Here's how Local Businesses is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Created a foreign direct investment program for local businesses in partnership with the federal government.

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33. US Army

low Demand
Here's how US Army is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Assigned to US Army South Headquarters in the position of Protocol Officer.
  • Developed and successfully implemented integrated installation closure planning procedures for all US Army posts in Heidelberg and Mannheim, Germany.
  • Provided subject matter expertise to update various Army Publications and Regulations related to HUMINT collection.
  • Reorganized divisional structure to compensate US Army transformation driven manpower losses.
  • Managed program resources in excess of $610,000 across 11 separate funding codes within the US Army Reserve Force Modernization framework.
  • Developed a simulation training plan for early deploying, two star headquarters within the US Army reserve component structure.

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34. Ground Transportation

low Demand
Here's how Ground Transportation is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated Distinguished Visitor meetings that included air and ground transportation, dining, hotels, and itineraries.

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35. Combat

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Here's how Combat is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Participated in two Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluations dealing with intelligence operational readiness and security received high marks in each inspection.
  • Managed eight personnel and oversaw the organizational maintenance program and supply acquisition to sustain over 58 combat vehicle systems and components.
  • Recognized primary adviser and assistant to Commander in planning and executing training and mission requirements for 800+ combat related missions.
  • Maintained communication with higher, adjacent and supporting units to ensure the timely delivery of ammunition to combat units.
  • Published orders, integrated knowledge management, maintained standard operating procedures and battle drills for garrison and combat operations.
  • Operated motor transport tactical wheeled vehicles and equipment transporting passengers and cargo in support of combat and garrison operations.

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36. Operational Support

low Demand
Here's how Operational Support is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Coordinated operational support with Base Operations and Flight line specifications.

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37. Office Supplies

low Demand
Here's how Office Supplies is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Procured office supplies as primary Government Purchase Card (GPC) holder for the Protocol Department.
  • Purchased goods for Embassy Officers' residences and office supplies.
  • Ordered and replenished office supplies.

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38. Congressmen

low Demand
Here's how Congressmen is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Worked in tandem to manage the event s keynote speakers, ranging from Congressmen to CEOs.

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39. Qatar

low Demand
Here's how Qatar is used in Protocol Officer jobs:
  • Planned and executed numerous VIP visits to USCENTCOM at MacDill AFB and USCENTCOM Forward Headquarters in Qatar.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Protocol Officer

Official Visits20.4%
Special Events8.7%
VIP7.8%
Command Group7.7%
Foreign Dignitaries6.6%
Government Officials6.2%
Conference Calls5.2%
DOD4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Protocol Officer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Official Visits
Official Visits
17.7%
17.7%
2
2
Special Events
Special Events
7.5%
7.5%
3
3
VIP
VIP
6.7%
6.7%
4
4
Command Group
Command Group
6.6%
6.6%
5
5
Foreign Dignitaries
Foreign Dignitaries
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
Government Officials
Government Officials
5.4%
5.4%
7
7
Conference Calls
Conference Calls
4.5%
4.5%
8
8
DOD
DOD
3.9%
3.9%
9
9
Logistics
Logistics
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Social Events
Social Events
3.3%
3.3%
11
11
Proper Protocol
Proper Protocol
3.2%
3.2%
12
12
DV
DV
3.1%
3.1%
13
13
Social Functions
Social Functions
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Military Personnel
Military Personnel
2.4%
2.4%
15
15
Official Functions
Official Functions
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Joint Staff
Joint Staff
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Customs Clearance
Customs Clearance
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
General Officers
General Officers
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Protocol Matters
Protocol Matters
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Ambassadors
Ambassadors
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Official Representation
Official Representation
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
State Department
State Department
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Protocol Services
Protocol Services
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
1%
1%
25
25
ORF
ORF
1%
1%
26
26
Public Affairs
Public Affairs
1%
1%
27
27
Secret Service
Secret Service
1%
1%
28
28
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Federal Agencies
Federal Agencies
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Medal
Medal
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
HQ
HQ
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Local Businesses
Local Businesses
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
US Army
US Army
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Ground Transportation
Ground Transportation
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Combat
Combat
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Operational Support
Operational Support
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Congressmen
Congressmen
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Qatar
Qatar
0.3%
0.3%

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