The Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) is represented at the Embassy by two offices: The Office of the Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché and the armasuisse Washington Office (AWO)
Office of the Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché
What we do
The Office of the Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché covers U.S. and Canadian defense issues of interest to Switzerland. It represents the Swiss Armed Forces in the U.S. as well as in Canada, and keeps American and Canadian defense authorities updated on Swiss defense matters and policies.
The Office analyzes and reports on developments in North American security policy and armed forces issues. It organizes official visits and closely supports all military students and exchanges of personnel between Swiss, U.S., and Canadian Armed Forces.