and the Joint FAO Program is an online portal that provides distance learning and community networking to Foreign Area Officers worldwide. It maintains skill sustainment and educational resources while building a network of professionals across the Armed Services.
All FAOs may access FAOweb, as well as select civilians, including personnel from USD(I)'s Civilian Foreign Area Specialist (CIVFAS) program, and others as warranted. Active-duty and reserve FAOs are approved automatically; retired FAOs and other users may request an account by contacting the program office directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Language Service Corps
recruiting for Language and Regional expertise.
The NLSC is a readily available group of language volunteers who provide supplemental language resources to U.S. federal agencies. A first-of-its-kind government organization, the NLSC offers multilingual speakers the opportunity to volunteer their language skills and be a bridge to their language communities. These assignments are predicated on the needs of U.S. federal agencies and their sudden short-term requirements for language speakers. If you value the opportunity to use your language skills in support of a national need, then we urge you to apply to become an NLSC
Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management courses available on-line
The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management provides professional education, research, and support to advance U.S. foreign policy through security assistance and cooperation. DISAM currently offers a variety of online courses and learning guides for the Security Cooperation Community in the areas of Security Assistance, Foreign Military Sales and Exports, and International Military Education and Training (IMET). You can view their online courses at DISAM.
FAO Association Distinguished Speaker Luncheon with CIA Director, John Brennan on Thursday, 13 March 2014
Foreign Area Officer Association hosted with CIA Director, John Brennan On 13 March 2014. There were over 200 attendees including US Armed Forces: active duty, reserve, and retired military officers, government and private sector civilians, and foreign partner defense attaché offices. Director Brennan encouraged Foreign Area Officer and its mission at all levels with a focus on tactical and strategic.
Special thanks to our event Corporate Sponsors:
- The Intelligence Community
- American Military University
- Pherson Associates LLC
- Culmen International LLC
- Peduzzi Associates Limited
Thanks to all FAO Association Corporate and Educational Members/Sponsors!