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.
Contact Defense Office
Major General Peter Wanner, Head of Defense Office
Tel: +1 (202) 745 7946
Fax: +1 (202) 332 0574
Are you interested in an Internship possibility?
Every year the Defense Office offers two interships of 6 months for Swiss students. To learn more about the requirements please click here.
A former intern has shared his past experience through this article that eloquently portrays this internship and its tasks and duties.