25th Anniversary FAOA Black Tie Dinner with Keynote Speaker, LTG Robert P. Ashley, USA, DIA Director

  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Army Navy Country Club


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In abundance of caution and to adhere to COVID-19 community gathering guidelines, the FAOA has engaged with the DIA staff to secure General Ashley’s available for 24 September 2020 at ANCC.   If you have purchased tickets, the FAOA will automatically re-book you to the new date.  Thank you for patience and understanding.

The Foreign Area Officer Association Cordially Invites you to attend the

25th Anniversary Black Tie Dinner

to be held on

September 24, 2020 at 1800-2130

at the

Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia

With Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Director, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr. became the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in October 2017. He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior adviser to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security. 

When:  Thursday, September 24, 2020

1800 – Rooftop Cocktail Reception w/ Jazz Trio

1900 – Dinner seating, posting of colors

1930 – Dinner Served, Jazz trio accompaniment

2045 – Guest Speaker

2130 – Formal program ends, post-dinner cocktails and cigars on the rooftop deck

2300 – Rooftop deck closes


Army-Navy Country Club |  1700 Army Navy Drive; Arlington VA 22202


Military – Mess or Service Dress;

Civilian – Tuxedo, Business Suit, or ladies’ evening wear

Cash Bar


Baked Pear Salad Composed Baby Greens, Toasted Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese, Red Onion & Mission Fig Compote, Balsamic Vinaigrette

With Choice of:

BBQ Spiced Chicken Breast, Smoked Gouda Whipped Potatoes, Sweet & Sour Collard Greens, Glazed Carrots, Grainy Mustard Butter Sauce


Strip Loin Medallion, Yukon Gold Scalloped Potatoes, Herb Green Beans, Glazed Baby Carrots, Dijon & Tarragon Sauce


Spiced Cauliflower Steak Red Quinoa, Thai Yellow Coconut Curry, Cooling Mango, Roasted Red Pepper Relish (GF/VEGAN)

Special thanks to our Platinum Event Sponsor

To support our 2020 Black Tie Dinner, the FAOA is offering exclusive corporate sponsorship opportunities and would appreciate a generous contribution you might be willing to extend.  For additional questions for information needed, please contact FAOA President, Mr. Kurt Marisa, president@faoa.org or 703-975-7928.  

The Corporate Sponsor package list includes:

$5,000 – Platinum

4 tickets (at least one at the VIP table with Lieutenant General Ashley)

$3,000 – Gold

2 tickets (at least one at the VIP table with Lieutenant General Ashley)

$1,500 – Silver

2 tickets (at least one at a VIP table)

$1,000 – Bronze

2 tickets (at least one at a VIP table)

$500 – Onyx 2 tickets + sponsor recognition

The FAOA is a 501c professional non-profit organization for active duty, reserve, retired, and former FAOs, Attachés and Security Cooperation officers, and other defense language and international affairs experts, as well as corporate supporters. FAOA is organized for educational, professional, fraternal, and social purposes, as well as promoting esprit-de-corps and networking among past and present FAOA members and the FAO, Attaché, and defense international affairs communities.  In addition to the premiere annual Black-Tie dinner, Corporate sponsorship funds make it possible for FAOA to 

·         Sponsor distinguished speaker events and networking happy hours known as "FAOs on Tap" throughout the year.

·         Manage scholarship program and FAOA Academic Awards program at all of the Professional Military Education schools and other defense and national level institutes (National/Service War Collages, Naval Post Graduate School, National Defense University, Joint Forces Services College, and the National Intelligence University

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