The Foreign Office or FO was a governmental department of the Star Kingdom of Manticore. It dealt with diplomacy and interacted with diplomats and other foreign personnel, overseeing the placement of military personnel with foreign governments. The head of the Foreign Office was the Foreign Minister.
In 1903 PD, Admiral Raoul Courvosier went on a diplomatic mission to Grayson to help their military and improve relations between the two nations. The FO sent warships with females as ranking officers to help Grayson get used to females in authoritarian positions, like Honor Harrington, a woman who fought heroically in battle. (HH2)