Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

  • 06 Sep 2018
  • 11:20 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Officers’ Club, JBAB (Bolling AFB), Washington, DC


  • This rate is open to all dues paying members of FAOA.
  • This is open to all.
  • This rate requires a code.

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The Foreign Area Officer Association (FAOA) invites you to our next Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Thursday, 6 September 2018 at the Officers’ Club at Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling (JBAB)/(Bolling AFB).  Our guest of honor at the event will be the new Director of the DIA Defense Attaché Service (DAS), Michael Bochna, COL, USA (ret.), retired Army FAO and multiple tour Defense Attaché.   


Thursday, 6 September 2018; Officers’ Club, JBAB (Bolling AFB), Washington, DC


1120:  Arrival, registration, networking

1200-1330:  Lunch, remarks by Mr. Bochna and Q&A

DRESS:  Uniform of the Day or Business Attire

NOTE:  Non-DoD ID Card Holders please allow some extra time to complete base entry security procedures at the JBAB Visitors Gate (south entrance).

PRICE: $25 for members and $30 for non-Members


Michael J. Bochna

Director, Defense Attaché Service 

Mr. Michael Bochna was appointed as the director of the Defense Attaché Service in April 2018.  Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bochna served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Associate Deputy Director for Operations (ADDO) as an active duty colonel in the United States Army.  As the ADDO, he was responsible for planning, coordinating, and synchronizing Directorate for Operations activities and operations in support of DIA’s Integrated Intelligence Centers, the combatant commands, and the greater intelligence community.  Mr. Bochna became the ADDO after leading the Army effort to revitalize and reorganize its global human intelligence (HUMINT) and counterintelligence (CI) structure and establish the Army CI and HUMINT Command within the Unites Army Intelligence and Security Command.  Prior to that assignment, Mr. Bochna commanded the Army Field Support Center, an Army brigade responsible for recruiting, training, managing, and supporting Army attachés and other specialized soldiers and civilians serving in the operationally sensitive and demanding assignments around the world.

From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Bochna served in multiple Defense Intelligence Agency and interagency assignments including the Defense Attaché Service and the Directorate for Operations, with operational and leadership assignments in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Iraq, Germany, and Pakistan.  He has also served on both the Army and United States European Command staffs.

Mr. Bochna was commissioned as a second lieutenant of infantry in 1988.  From 1988 to 1996, his duty positions included staff and command positions with the 10th Mountain Division, the 3rd Infantry Division, and the 1st Infantry Division.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1987.  He us a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, the Joint Military Attaché School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.

Michael and his wife Kathleen have three daughters and currently reside in northern Virginia.

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