Duty Summary. (Note: This is a special duty assignment
job. It is not available to new enlistees). Manages and maintains Defense
Attaché Office (DAO) budget and fiscal data, maintains DAO information
files, coordinates United States (US) Naval ship visits and US military
aircraft over-flight and landing clearances with host country officials,
coordinates office support requirements with embassy officials, and performs
office administrative and support duties according to Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIA) standards. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 510.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains DAO budget and fiscal data. Prepares and submits the DAO budget
according to DIA regulations and guidance provided by the embassy budget
and fiscal officer. Projects budget requirements for DAO rental housing;
house furnishings; and purchases and maintenance of vehicles, travel,
and salaries of US civilian and foreign nationals employed by DAO.
Maintains DAO reporting requirements. Submits and updates information
reports. Maintains the master suspense file for all DAO information reporting
and updates reporting requirements directed by higher headquarters. Prepares,
edits, and types information reports for attaches. Maintains central research
files. Provides feedback to attaches on quantity and quality of their
information reporting. Maintains information reporting statistics.
Coordinates US naval ship visits and US military aircraft over-flight
and landing clearances with host country officials. Obtains diplomatic
clearance for ship visits and aircraft over-flights and landings from
the host government. Provides briefings to US ship and aircrew members
concerning host country immigration, laws, customs, and courtesies. Arranges
for lodging and transportation, provides information on local tours, sporting
events, and community relations projects for crews. Arranges for handling
of US military aircraft at host country's civilian airfields (includes
aircraft services such as fuel, power carts, lighting, and security).
Arranges for handling of US Naval vessels at host country ports (including
food, water, and banking services).
Coordinates DAO support requirements with embassy officials. Procures
housing, house furnishings, and official vehicles for DAO personnel. Arranges
shipping of privately-owned vehicles and household goods; obtains passports
and visas. Purchases office supplies.
Performs DAO administrative duties. Maintains correspondence files, forms,
technical orders, and publication accounts. Prepares, types, edits, and
dispatches office correspondence. Conducts personnel and financial actions
for assigned military and civilian personnel, to include coordinating
with embassy officials and representatives of various US military services.
Special Duty Qualifications:
Knowledge. Not used.
Education. For entry into this SDI, completion of high school or
general educational development equivalency is mandatory.
Training. For retention of this SDI, completion of training with
the Joint Military Attache School in Washington, D.C. is mandatory.
of this SDI without a final Top Secret (TS) clearance is authorized provided
an interim TS has been granted according to AFI
Experience. Not used.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this SDI:
1. Be an E-5,
7-skill level, or above.
2. No record of military or civilian convictions (except minor traffic
3. No record of disciplinary action or financial irresponsibility.
4. Minimum typing ability of 35 words per minute.
For entry, award, and retention of this SDI, eligibility for a Top Secret
clearance according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
Strength Req: G
Physical Profile 333333
Appitude Score: N/A
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