DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE FORUM: Brazil and US National Security

  • 19 May 2011
  • 11:30 AM
  • Pulcinella Restaurant, 6852 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA

Mr. David Rogus on "Brazil and US National Security"


David Rogus, a “retired” Senior Foreign Service Officer, has served worldwide as a naval officer and diplomat with concentrations in the Americas and Northern Europe, and specializations in counter narcotics and law enforcement. He served as State’s Director of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs. Other assignments have covered Mexico, Cuba, the Caribbean, Iceland where he was Deputy Chief of Mission, the Balkans, and NATO. Before leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander to join the diplomatic corps, he served as a line and intelligence officer in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean fleets, and ashore in Viet Nam during the war.  After a stint as Lockheed Martin’s Director of Business Development for the Americas, he now heads a business development group in Washington, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.  He holds degrees from Marquette University and the National War College.  Much of his work focuses on Brazil where he lived for eight years as a diplomat and naval officer, including four years with the Brazilian Navy. Dave is known to be a patron of the Garota de Ipanema bar, where the Girl from Ipanema was written, and a guy who enjoys the beaches of Rio.


This forum will follow a modified Chatham House rule.  Everything except the speaker's name and subject will be off the record.


The Defense Intelligence Forum is open to members of all Intelligence Community associations and their guests.


Reserve by 12 May by email to  Give names, telephone numbers, and email addresses. For each, choose chicken cacciatore, tilapia puttanesca, lasagna, sausage with peppers, or fettuccini with portabella.


Pay at the door by check for $29 per person. Make checks payable to DIAA, Inc. WE DON’T TAKE CASH!  If you don’t have a check, have the restaurant charge your credit or debit card $29 and give us the restaurant's copy of the receipt when you check in.

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