Learn more about how to become an Attaché Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the Defense Attaché System for DIA.


The Army Attaché Management Division represents the U.S. Army in selecting highly-qualified Regular Army personnel for assignment within the Defense Attaché System. Army Attaché personnel serve around the world in United States Embassies within a Defense Attaché Office (DAO). The DAO represents the Department of Defense to the host-nation government and military, assists and advises the U.S. Ambassador on military matters, and coordinates other political-military actions within their area of accreditation.

If you are interested in applying for assignment within the Defense Attaché System, contact the Army Attache Management Office via email at: AAMD@DODIIS.MIL


Navy Attaché Affairs
Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N2/N6IE)

Navy Attaché Affairs represents the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Defense Attaché System (DAS) nomination process and ensures only the most qualified candidates are selected to represent the United States Navy to foreign governments. Navy Personnel Command (NPC) detailers initially screen personnel and send applications to Attaché Affairs for final interviews or screening. Attaché Affairs receives application packages for officers to serve as Senior Defense Officials/Defense Attachés (SDO/DATT), Naval Attachés (ALUSNA), Assistant Naval Attachés (A/ALUSNA), or Operations Coordinators (OPSCO). Attaché Affairs also receives enlisted application packages for some OPSCO and all Operations Assistant (OPSASST) positions for interviews/screening. Attaché Affairs provides lifeline support to all Navy Attachés and Sailors in the DAS and acts as a service level liaison to SECDEF, Joint Staff, OPNAV, DIA, and NPC.

Detailed information on Navy Attaché opportunities is provided the NPC website:

NPC Customer Service Center
COMM: 1-866-827-5672
DSN 882-5672