Defense Attaché Office

The United States Defense Attaché Office (USDAO) Canberra represents the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to the Australian government and armed forces. As the diplomatic representative for the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Military Service Secretaries and the Service Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Attaché acts as the sole liaison with Australian defense officials on matters of mutual interest.

As a member of the U.S. Embassy Country Team, the Defense Attaché advises the U.S. Ambassador on military matters.