Presentation on theme: "1 NMIA/FAOA Symposium 18 September, 2012 RDML Doug Venlet, USN OPNAV N52 Director, International Engagement Defense Attaché System: A View from the Field."— Presentation transcript:
1 NMIA/FAOA Symposium 18 September, 2012 RDML Doug Venlet, USN OPNAV N52 Director, International Engagement Defense Attaché System: A View from the Field
2 Maximize Fleet Capabilities / Effectiveness Foreign Area Officer GUIDANCE RESULT Leverage Partner Capabilities Global Security Through PERSISTENT, CONSISTENT, CREDIBLE Engagement Regional Experts with Warfighting Experience Foreign Area Officer: A Force Multiplier CNO’s Sailing Directions A Cooperative Strategy for 21 st Century Seapower National Defense Strategy: Priorities For 21 st Century Defense MISSION OUTPUT Effective Phase 0 Operations / Phase 1 Transition / Enhanced Phase 2+ Operations Understand Potential Enemy Capabilities / Intentions Refine Policy And Strategy Ensure Access to Critical Ports and Airfields Analyze Regional Dynamics & Inform Leadership
3 Goal: Understanding & Being Understood
4 Why Bother?
5 1: History Matters
6 History: Alive and Well?
7 2: Relationships Matter
8 The “Average Russian”
9 3: Culture Matters
11 Soft Power: Strategic Competition in an Adaptive Environment
12 Soft Power: Strategic Competition in an Adaptive Environment
14 A Cooperative Strategy for 21 st Century Seapower (CS-21) Preventing War is as Important as Winning WarsWe believe that Preventing War is as Important as Winning Wars Trust and Cooperation Cannot be SurgedAlthough our forces can surge when necessary to respond to crises, Trust and Cooperation Cannot be Surged Raises the importance of cooperative maritime relationships as the basis for global maritime security. Elevates Maritime Security and HA/DR to core elements of maritime power. Six Core Capabilities Forward Presence Deterrence Sea Control Power Projection Maritime Security* Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response* Six Strategic Imperatives Deter major power war Win our nation’s wars Limit regional conflict Contribute to homeland defense in depth Foster & sustain cooperative relationships Prevent or contain local disruptions CS-21 is the three Sea Services’ capstone strategy
SDO/Defense Attachés Naval Attachés Security Cooperation Major Staffs Country Desks Interagency Staffs The FAO Community’s Repertoire and Placement 15 In-Country Training Pol-Mil Graduate Education Reserve Component (in 2013) Active Component INPUTDEVELOPMENT & TRAININGOUTPUT