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 The Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series 

The Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series

Each year, the International Division organizes a series of luncheons with the defense attaché staff from foreign allied and friendly embassies. The purpose of these luncheons is to provide industry with an opportunity to dialogue with foreign government representatives and for attaché staff to provide industry with briefings on the defense acquisition programs of their respective countries.


To be announced soon.


Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - United Kingdom
November 3, 2015

Mr. McCarthy presented an overview of the UK Ministry of Defence's current defense perspectives, including policy and fiscal challenges and will also address current UK capability investment priorities and key procurement initiatives. Additionally in attendance was Mr. Lewis Hedge, First Secretary Defence Acquisition (Policy & Trade).

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Spain
November 6, 2014

Brigadier General Ángel Valcárcel, Defense Attaché of the Kingdom of Spain, presented the keynote address and was accompanied by COL Angel Rodriguez, Defense Cooperation Attaché and CDR Jaime Montero, Assistant Defense Cooperation Attaché.

Download/Print/View General Valcárcel's presentation.

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Sweden
September 11, 2014

Rear Admiral Jörgen Ericsson, Defense Attaché from the Embassy of Sweden, presented the keynote address.

Download/Print/View Admiral Ericsson's presentation.

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Japan
February 20, 2014

Major General Atsushi Hikita, Defense and Air Attaché from the Embassy of Japan, presented the keynote address and was accompanied by Colonel Yoshihiro Iseri, Military Attaché.

Download/Print/View MG Hikita's presentation.

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Netherlands
October 29, 2013

Air Commodore Ralph Reefman, Defense Attaché from the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, presented the keynote address and was accompanied by Mr. Ronald Genemans, Defense Cooperation Attaché.

Download/Print/View Commodore Reefman's presentation.

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Canada
September 25, 2013

Major-General Nicolas Matern, CMM, CD, Commander CDLS(W) and Canadian Defence Attaché presented the keynote address and was accompanied by Director General Anya Lisowski, Public Works and Government Services Canada; Commander Dave Trudeau, Canadian Forces Naval Attaché; Colonel Doug Baird, Canadian Forces Air Attaché; Colonel Rick Thompson, Defense Cooperation Attaché; Colonel Hugh Ferguson, Canadian Forces Intelligence Liaison Officer; Lieutenant-Colonel Yannick Lemieux, C4ISR Attaché; and Lieutenant-Colonel Norbert Cyr, Canadian Forces Public Affairs Attaché.

Download/Print/View MGen Matern's presentation.

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Germany
June 27, 2013

Brigadier General Dirk Backen, Military Attaché, and Mr. Maik Kammermann, Minister-Counselor for Defense Cooperation, Embassy of Germany presented our keynote address. They were accompanied by Mr. Lutz Mouton, Director, Germany Liaison Office for Defence Materiel US/Canada.

Download/Print/View BG Backen and Mr. Kammermann's presentation. 

Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series - Italy
May 7, 2013

Maj Gen Giovanni Fantuzzi, Defense and Defense Cooperation Attaché, Italian Ministry of Defense, gave our keynote address and was accompanied by RMDL Fabrizio Simoncini, Naval Attaché, Col Flavio Danielis, Air Force Attaché, and Col Giuseppe Battaglia, Assistant Defense Attaché. 

Download/Print/View MGEN Fantuzzi's presentation.

Washington Embassy Dialogue Series: Belgian Attaché Luncheon
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

'Belgium and Its Defense'
This luncheon featured Brigadier General Mike Delobel, Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché, Embassy of Belgium in Washington, DC and LTC Luc Simoen, Director Belgian Military Supply Office and Defense Cooperation Attaché. The two presented an overview of the recent developments related to the transformation of the Belgian Defense Establishment and the impact on the Material Resources with a focus on Operations and on the Defense Budget.

In addition to General Delobel, former Defense Attaché for Belgium to the U.S. Brigadier General (Ret) Dany Van de Ven, Jr., Director, BSDI (Belgian Security and Defence Industry) joined the group to give an overview of the technological and industrial capacities of the sector security and defense in Belgium. In particular the possibilities of partnering or working with the member companies of the association BSDI will be highlighted.

Download/Print/View Brigadier General Mike Delobel's presentation.
Download/Print/View LTC Luc Simoen's presentation.
Download/Print/View General (Ret) Dany Van de Ven, Jr.'s presentation.

Washington Embassy Dialogue Series: Australia Attaché Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

‘The Australian Defence Force of 2030’
Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley AM, CSC, Head Australian Defence Staff (Washington) presented on topics including an overview of the current Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities and strategic defence priorities; key plans for the ADF as outlined in the 2009 Australian Defence White Paper and opportunities and threats to achieving the 2030 force.

Download/Print/View (PDF) Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley's presentation.

Defense Attaché Luncheon: Denmark
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This luncheon featured Lieutenant Colonel Per Lyse Rasmussen, Danish Defence Industry Attaché from the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington D.C. Lieutenant Colonel Rasmussen discussed the next Danish Defense Agreement covering 2010-14 and also briefed on the procurement plan for the same period. 

Download/Print/View (PDF) Lieutenant Colonel Rasmussen's presentation.

Read the Danish Defense Agreement online by clicking here. 


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