Event Details

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Defense: DoD: Asia-Pacific: 2/23 DC Lunch wl Mr. David Helvey, PDO Assistant Secretary for Asia-Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 pm ‑ 2:00 pm




Spencer Cresswell at (202) 595-2671 or

This event is a bespoke, off-the-record roundtable with representatives from BCIU's membership and the private sector.

Venue details will be provided upon registration.

For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at or 646-250-7012



Mr. David F. Helvey is performing the duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. He is responsible for defense and security policy in the Asia and Pacific region. Prior assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense include, most recently, Senior Advisor performing the duties of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs from June 2016 to January 2017, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia from December 2012 to April 2015, with earlier assignments as Country Director for China; Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia; Senior Advisor for China Policy and Integration; and Principal Director for East Asia.

Mr. Helvey has been awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the Paul H. Nitze Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs, the Director of National Intelligence Award for Collaboration Leadership, and the DIA Director's Award for Meritorious Civilian Service.

From April 2015 to June 2016, Mr. Helvey served as Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies. Mr. Helvey graduated from American University with a Master of Arts degree in U.S. Foreign Policy, and from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.