Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Paul H. Tyson
I always found that eliminating that educational benefit down the line was a loss for the Department, but at that point it was available, so. It didn't pay all of the bills, but it paid for a course or two, so that was nice.
Q: What were you doing in the Department? This would be '74?
TYSON: This would be '74.
Q: '74, yes.
TYSON: I started out in the Office of Private Cooperation in the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, which later?
Q: What the hell is that?
TYSON: CUPC. It ran a lot of programs like, oh, we funded or gave seed money towards things like sister cities and international cooperation programs. I had been assigned there; it was in SA-6 in Rosslyn, working for a guy named Mike Johnson, who had been a political appointee in the White House and is now, I think, with FMC Corporation in town. It was a lot of getting the private sector involved and doing more with charity and leveraging stuff like this. You know, in some ways it was a really nice first job for a junior officer.