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Navy Foreign Area Officer Community

Persistent, Consistent, Credible Engagement

SACEUR with Russian Minister of Defense

Russian Ministry of Defense, Moscow


Foreign Area OfficerA Force Multiplier

GUIDANCE

A Cooperative

Strategy for 21st

Century

Seapower

National Defense

Strategy: Priorities

For 21st

Century Defense

CNO’s

Sailing

Directions

MISSION

OUTPUT

Leverage Partner

Capabilities

Foreign Area Officer

Refine Policy

And

Strategy

Ensure Access to

Critical Ports and

Airfields

Understand Potential

Enemy Capabilities / Intentions

Maximize Fleet Capabilities / Effectiveness

Regional Experts with

Warfighting Experience

Analyze Regional

Dynamics & Inform

Leadership

RESULT

Effective Phase 0 Operations /

Phase 1 Transition / Enhanced Phase 2+ Operations

Global Security Through PERSISTENT, CONSISTENT, CREDIBLE Engagement

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Priorities for 21 st century defense an operational perspective
Priorities for 21st Century DefenseAn Operational Perspective

  • Overarching Strategy: U.S. will have Global Presence Emphasizing the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, While Still Ensuring our Ability to Maintain our Defense Commitments to Europe, and Strengthening Alliances and Partnerships Across ALL Regions.

    -- Sustaining U. S. Global Leadership, January 2012

  • “Navigation” Points:

    • Profound Challenges Require a Strong, Agile, Capable Military

    • Fewer Resources will be Available

    • Must Work Closely with our Network of Allies and Partners, and Promote Constructive Defense Cooperation.

VADM Mark Fox, COMNAVCENT, Lebanese Armed Forces

Commander, Jean Kahwaji, USEMB staff in Beirut and

LCDR Fouad Elzaatari, USN FAO, during a discussion of

Bilateral relationships in Lebanon

“Working closely with our network of allies and partners, we will continue to promote…. constructive defense cooperation.”

-- Sustaining U. S. Global Leadership

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Priorities for 21 st century defense secretary of defense summary
Priorities for 21st Century DefenseSecretary of Defense Summary

Pool and share capabilities with our NATO allies

(“Smart Defense” approach)

Maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula

Defend homeland

Re-focus on the Asia-Pacific region

Counter violent extremists and

destabilize threats

Chokepoints

Stability Operations

Humanitarian / Disaster Response

Partnership Building

Develop Innovative, Low-Cost, and

Small-Footprint Approaches to Achieve our Security Objectives

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Priorities for 21 st century defense fao global presence
Priorities for 21st Century DefenseFAO Global Presence

As of June 2012

  • PACOM

  • Australia (1)

  • China PRC (1)

  • China HK (1/1)

  • Fiji (1)

  • - India (2/1)

  • Indonesia (1)

  • Japan (1)

  • - Malaysia (1)

  • - Philippines (3)

  • - Singapore (1/1)

  • South Korea (3/1)

  • Sri Lanka (1)

  • - Taiwan (1)

  • Thailand (2)

NORTHCOM

- Mexico (1/1)

  • SOUTHCOM

  • Argentina (1)

  • Bahamas (1)

  • - Brazil (2)

  • - Chile (2/1)

  • Colombia (2)

  • Dominican Rep (1)

  • Ecuador (1/1)

  • El Salvador (1)

  • Honduras (1)

  • - Panama (1/1)

  • Peru (2/1)

  • - Suriname (1)

  • Uruguay (1)

  • Venezuela (1)

  • EUCOM

  • Bulgaria (1/1)

  • Denmark (1)

  • France (1/1)

  • Germany (1)

  • - Greece (1/1)

  • Israel (1)

  • Italy (1)

  • Netherlands (1/1)

  • Poland (1/1)

  • Russia (2)

  • Spain (2)

  • Turkey (2)

  • - UK (1)

  • AFRICOM

  • Angola (1)

  • Cameroon (1)

  • - Gabon (1)

  • Libya (1)

  • Madagascar (1/1)

  • Mauritius (1)

  • Morocco (1)

  • Mozambique (1)

  • Nigeria (1/1)

  • Senegal (1)

  • South Africa (1)

  • Tunisia (1/1)

  • CENTCOM

  • - Egypt (2)

  • Iraq (1)

  • Kuwait (2)

  • Qatar (1)

  • - Saudi Arabia (2/1)

  • UAE (1)

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** Numbers only reflect Security Assistance/ Attaché positions. Does not include OCONUS Staff positions or FDNF.**

- Numbers of SAO in countries - 63 / Attachés - 30

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Foreign area officer the concept
Foreign Area OfficerThe Concept

  • FAO Community established in 2006 to provide skilled professionals

    • Qualified regional experts

    • Trained for Joint / Inter-Agency environments

    • Engage foreign leaders and militaries

    • Build trust through continued engagements

    • Foster alliances and leverage partnerships – “door openers”

    • Formulate and execute National Security Policy / Military Strategy

  • FAO Community to reach 300 in 2015.

    • Present -- More than 250 deployed world-wide

    • Challenge -- Identify actual fleet requirements for POM-15 programming

The US Navy must be prepared to conduct operations in a variety of geographic, economic, cultural and political circumstances, and across the entire range of military operations…(with) detailed regional knowledge of these operating environments, including the ability to communicate effectively with both friends and foes in the area . OPNAVINST 1301.10B)

Achieving National Security Objectives and Operational Success

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Foreign area officer strategic and operational role
Foreign Area Officer Strategic and Operational Role

  • Challenge: Effectively Implement the National Defense Strategy, Maritime Strategy, and CNO’s Sailing Directions

    • Dynamic, Future Security Environment…

      • Asymmetric Threats

      • Demanding Global Security Situation

      • Downsized National Defense Industrial Base & Force Structure

      • Sustaining Global Presence for Enduring US National Security Interests

    • Demands InnovativeWarfighting Solutions

      • FAOs are Strategic Enablers

      • Political-Military Expertise Rooted in Navy Warfare Specialties

      • Grounded in Tactics, Operations, Strategy – Force Multipliers

      • Enabling strategic decisions “at the speed of trust.“

      • Motivated; Personally, Professionally Ready for Independent Missions

“We Will Seek to be the Security Partner of Choice, Pursuing New Partnerships with a Growing Number of Nations.”

-- Sustaining U. S. Global Leadership

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