Work continues with training classes interspersed through the month. Another email came out today with updated postings for the DLI classes. At this point, about half of my class now has received their postings. My roommate got a great post and is going to Nepal.
I'm still waiting for my assignment. Contracting Officers have typically been the last to receive postings due to delays in finding appropriate Contracting supervisors overseas and the extensive training and on the job experience they want us to have before going overseas.
The initial posting is a "directed assignment" so the coordinators make the decision on where to send each JO. However, they do take into consideration family situations and, to a lesser extent, preferences. It seems so far they are working with me on my preferences due to my personal situation, but I'll really have to be patient and see how everything ends up.
In the meantime, I can continue to look at the globe on my desk and dream about where I might be next year...