Defense Attaché Office (DAO)
Updated July 2014
The United States Defense Attaché Office (DAO) performs representational functions on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretaries of the Military Services, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chiefs of the U.S. Military Services and the Commander of European Command. The Defense Attaché at the American Embassy, London, is BRIG GEN Dieter Bareihs, USAF.
These pages are intended to answer general inquiries regarding the tracing of former and current United States military personnel and enlistment in the United States Armed Forces, and are intended for those making such inquiries from the United Kingdom. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is current, DAO London accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies which may occur.
The DAO also processes requests for U.S. Air Force (USAF) support of Air Show events.
We regularly receive enquiries from people who have established an
online relationship with someone who is purportedly a member of the U.S.
Armed Forces and they have been asked to send this service member
money. In every situation presented to DAO so far, this has turned out
to be an internet fraud.
Read more and see examples of fraudulent documents.
Enlistment, Tracing Personnel, Awards
- Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Tracing Former Military Personnel In The U.S.
- U.S. Awards to UK Service Personnel
Military Records Centers
The lists below also include sources of photos, historical information, artifacts, etc:
Defence Attache Office
24 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6AH
Fax: (0) 20 7894-0726