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International Assignment Executive Summary

All travelers are required to submit electronically (GM 400.27 J) an executive summary of their assignment to IPD and their supervisor within 2 weeks after their return.  Use the following format but use your judgment in terms of content, not to exceed 2 pages, plus annexes or attachments.  Please organize your thoughts around content, not itinerary.

Section A. Narrative

          1 – 2 paragraphs providing information on the objectives, major events/meetings, and accomplishments of the assignment.  Limit narrative to 250 words.

Section B. General Information
  • Why did you go?
  • Where did you go?
  • When did you go?
  • What did you do?
Section C. Participation
  • Who participated?  Include U.S. and foreign specialists and institutions.   Please identify key contacts, including contact information, for possible future follow-up.
Section D. Benefits

What were the benefits of this assignment to:

  • U.S. agriculture
  • NRCS
  • The cooperating country
  • You personally?
Section E. Follow-up Plans

Outline strategies or plans to share what you have learned with others.

Annex A.

List of any documents/reports prepared - reports, recommendations, findings, etc. for local use – please attach electronic copies (unclassified documents only)

Annex B.

Digital photos with captions list – - site visits, activities, participants, etc. (as appropriate)

Email the completed report to:  or