Defense Attache Office (DAO)

The Defense Attaché Office (DAO) plans and coordinates U.S. military activities between the Polish Armed Forces, DoD, Joint Staff, and USEUCOM.  The DAO also oversees U.S. military training programs and supports DoD and VIP visits.

The Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché (SDO/DATT) is the primary military advisor to the Ambassador and Country Team on military issues and developments in Poland. Additionally he represents the Secretary of Defense and is a member of the Country Team Senior Staff.  The Secretary of Defense appoints the Defense Attaché as the U.S. Senior Defense Official (SDO) in Poland.  Four additional attachés represent various Service Branches of the United States Military.