Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Donald McConville
Q: Not Bill Devlin by any chance?
McCONVILLE: I don't recall the name. During that little interview, I had confided to him that I had been losing some self-confidence and that going through this consular course had restored some of it to me, and he reinforced that very strongly. I greatly appreciated the support that he gave me, not just that I might be able to do well in consular but not to get fooled too easily by some of these people who like to show off that they read this or that particular book or something or other, that that's not what really counts in the end. Then we got our assignments during that process.
Q: When they asked you what you want to do and where, did you have any thoughts?