James A. Dunn
Director of Policy and Programs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
The Policy and Programs Directorate of SAF/IA enhances relationships with international partners by developing and strategically placing US Air Force international airmen.
The International Airmen Division prepares and places internationally-skilled Airmen by providing executive oversight and management of the International Affairs Specialist Program (Foreign Area Officer – FAO, and Pol-Mil Affairs Strategist – PAS), US Air Force Air Attaché Program, Military Personnel Exchange Program, Security Cooperation Office personnel, and Overseas Developmental Education.
For further information on Attaché and SCO assignment options, or other FAO opportunities, please check out the International Airmen milsuite portal.
The International Armaments Cooperation Division develops and enhances international relationships through strategic cooperative partnerships that leverage global expertise and resources to improve US and partner defense capabilities and interoperability.
Additionally, the Division manages US Air Force participation in the International Cooperative Research and Development Program, the Coalition Warfare Program, the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program, the Administrative Professionals Exchange Program, and the Foreign Comparative Test Program.
The Foreign Disclosure and Technology Transfer Division provides SAF/IA, the Department of the Air Force, and the US Security Cooperation Enterprise with timely and accurate disclosure and technology transfer expertise and guidance. The Division develops and maintains well-researched and coordinated positions on US export policy that build lasting international partnerships and protect the US warfighting advantage.
The Programming and Resources Division provides a corporate focus on the sound management of financial, human capital, and information technology resources in direct support of the SAF/IA mission.
The Strategy and Plans Division expertly guides the DAF Security Cooperation community using strategy-driven & evidenced-based tools, planning, and resources.
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The Weapons Division provides SAF/IA, the Department of the Air Force, and the US Security Cooperation Enterprise timely and accurate technology transfer and weapons system expertise and guidance, while developing and maintaining well-researched and coordinated positions on US export policy that build lasting international partnerships and protect the US warfighting advantage.
The Security Assistance Policy and International Training Education Division develops, coordinates, and implements policy that optimizes US Air Force security assistance programs for meeting US foreign policy objectives. The Division projects, programs, and preserves international training and education opportunities that build, sustain, and expand international partner capacity.
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