We look forward to seeing you tonight for the Foreign Area Officer Association Annual Black Tie Banquet
We are honored to announce that the keynote speaker for this year's FAOA Black Tie Dinner will be Mr. David Shedd, DIA Deputy Director (linked to full bio). Mr. Shedd was named Deputy Director in August 2010. In this capacity, he assists the Director's management of a workforce with more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide and his leadership of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise Defense Intelligence Community organizations within the Department of Defense with an intelligence mission and/or function, plus all their stakeholders involved in creating, sustaining and enhancing mission capacity. Mr. Shedd previously served from May 2007 to August 2010 as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, where he was responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of major Intelligence Community (IC) policies across the full spectrum of issues, from information sharing and IC authorities to analytic standards, among others. From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Shedd was posted overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico. Mr. Shedd holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies.
Order of Events
1800 Social/cocktail hour
1900 Call to mess
1915 Posting of the colors/National Anthem/Invocation
1920 Musical program by the West Point Alumni Glee Club
1940 Welcome & toasts
1945 Dinner served
2030 Special presentations
2045 Address by Mr. David Shedd
2115 Presentation to Mr. David Shedd
2125 Benediction/Retirement of the colors
2130 End of formal portion
2130-2300 Rooftop bar (cognac and scotch) and cigars
Location: The Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA
(Note: This is not the Army Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC)
Attire: Black Tie – Tuxedo / Cocktail Attire and military personnel equivalent
Featuring patriotic songs by the West Point Alumni Glee Club
Open Bar Included - The event benefits the FAOA Scholarship Fund
Complimentary scotch and cigars are available following the dinner on the rooftop deck.
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