Office of Defense Cooperation

The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Australia, is located at the U.S. Embassy, Canberra, Australia. We operate from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays.

Our Mission:

  • Provide security assistance and advice to Australia.
  • Identify, develop, and advocate programs that strengthen interoperability and the alliance with Australia.
  • Assist military and commercial entities with defense related issues.
  • Reduce US defense costs and enhance interoperability through cooperative agreements and programs.

Our Function:

The ODC is the single point of contact for all Foreign Military Sales programs between the U.S. Government and the Government of Australia.

Office of Defense Cooperation, Canberra Staff:

The following list provides the basic functions of the various ODC staff members. If you are unsure who you should address your e-mail to, just e-mail any one of us and we will make sure the right person gets your message.

Position Responsibilities
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation Overall responsible for the day to day operations of ODC Canberra.
Director Air Force Programs Manages all issues pertaining to the USAF and Royal Australian Air Force, except training.
Army Program Manager Manages all issues pertaining to the USA and Australian Army, except training.
Navy Program Manager Manages all issues pertaining to the USN and Royal Australian Navy, except training.
Australian Training Manager Manages all training related issues for all services.
Budget & Resource Manager Responsible for ODC’s budget and procurement.

 

Contact Details

U.S. Department of State
Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC)
7800 Canberra Place
Washington D.C. 20521-7800

Phone
(61) 2 6214-5600

Fax 
(61) 2 6273-2879

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