Defense Attaché Office

Colonel Michael Tarquinto, Defense Attaché

The Defense Attaché Office (DAO) is primarily responsible for representational duties designed to foster positive relations between the U.S. military and the Montenegrin Armed Forces; coordinating with the Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs for aircraft and ship clearances, providing country clearances for U.S. military personnel, and providing the Ambassador with military and political-military advice, assistance, and support.

As the diplomatic representatives of the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretaries of the Military Departments, the Chiefs of the Military Services, and Commander, U.S. European Command, DAO personnel cooperate with Montenegrin defense and military officials on matters of mutual interest.

The Senior Defense Official and Defense and Army Attaché at the American Embassy in Podgorica is Colonel Michael Tarquinto.

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United States Embassy, Podgorica, Montenegro
Dzona Dzeksona 2
81000 Podgorica