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Army Foreign Liaison Directorate (DAMI-FL)
U.S. Army Gateway to the Washington Corps of Military Attachés and Distinguished Foreign Visitors

About the Foreign Liaison Directorate
The Foreign Liaison Directorate oversees and facilitates distinguished foreign visits to Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA); supports the corps of foreign military Attachés resident in Washington, DC in their interactions with the Department of the Army; and provides foreign protocol support to the Army leadership. Foreign Liaison is the primary point of contact between the U.S. Army and the Washington Corps of Military Attachés. Additionally, Foreign Liaison coordinates G-2 responsibilities in attaché policy as well as the selection and assignment of U.S. Army personnel to the Defense Attaché System.

Foreign Liaison programs afford the Army unique strategic communication opportunities that can reach a wide international audience in support of Defense, Theater, and Army Security Cooperation objectives. In close coordination with the regional and country specialists in the Regional Integration and Assessments Directorate of the G-3/5, Foreign Liaison plans, coordinates and executes both the Distinguished Foreign Visitor Program and the annual HQDA Attaché Program.

The Director and Deputy Director are the first point of contact in Headquarters, Department of the Army. They establish policies; ensure that the office provides effective, responsive support to the senior Army leadership and the Washington Corps of Military Attachés; facilitate communications between the Army and the foreign military diplomatic community in Washington, DC; and represent the Army to the foreign military diplomatic community. To contact Foreign Liason please call 703-692-1462 / 1467.

The Operations Division is responsible for the Distinguished Foreign Visitor Program. It plans and executes the Chief of Staff of the Army Counterpart Visit Programs as well as providing administrative, logistical, and protocol support for these visits. The division also facilitates all self-invited visits requested by foreign military and civilian officials with the U.S. Army's senior leadership. It is the executive agent for the Kermit Roosevelt and Mark Clark Lecture Exchange Series. To contact the Operations Division please call 703-692-1464 / 1456.

The Foreign Engagment Section plans and executes the annual CSA-hosted Foreign Military Attaché Reception and Director of the Army Staff (DAS)-hosted Twilight Tattoo. The section develops and executes the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Attaché Orientation Program, including two regional and one local Military Attaché Orientation Trips, and Quarterly Information Briefings. The section supports the International Military Student Educational Field Trips to Washington, DC. To contact the Foreign Engagement Section call 703-692-1459.

The Foreign Military Attaché Coordination Division is responsible for all military Attachés from accreditation through departure. It establishes, implements, and ensures compliance with Department of the Army policies, regulations, and procedures governing foreign military Attachés. It serves as the focal point for day-to-day assistance, support, and extension of privileges to military Attachés and their staffs. The division is responsible for the planning and execution the diplomatic accreditation and farewell of military Attachés. It implements the U.S. Army awards program for eligible foreign military Attachés. To contact the Attaché Coordination Division please call 703-692-1469/1465.

The Foreign Protocol Section assures that the Army fulfills its social and protocol obligations to the foreign military and diplomatic community in Washington, DC and to foreign visitors to HQDA. The section coordinates official social functions hosted for the Washington Corps of Military Attachés; receives and processes all invitations and other correspondence received from foreign embassies for the U.S. Army Senior Leadership; and provides advice to the members of the Washington Corps of Military Attachés on U.S. military protocol, customs and courtesies. To contact the Protocol Section please call 703-692-1459/1457.

The US Attaché Affairs Section assists the G-2 to provide trained and ready foreign area officers to the Defense Attaché Service. This includes facilitating U.S. Army attaché policy, coordinating with Human Resources Command and Colonels Management Office, staffing Attaché nominations, organizing U.S. Army training for the Joint Military Attaché School, and sending information updates on current Army topics to U.S. Army Attachés. To contact the U.S. Attaché Affairs Section please call 703-692-1460.

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