Event Details

Thursday, September 20, 2018

DEFENSE: ARMY: Breakfast Briefing with Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Exports and Cooperation, U.S. Department of the Army

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Washington, DC


Spencer Cresswell at +1-703-220-1665 or scresswell@bciu.org

Breakfast briefing with Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Exports and Cooperation, U.S. Department of the Army.

Venue details will be provided upon registration.


For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org or +1-703-220-1665.


Biographical Information

Ann Cataldo currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation. In this capacity, she is the U.S. Army principal responsible for the Army’s global security assistance and armaments cooperation programs. This includes all matters involving Security Assistance, export policies and oversight, direct commercial sales of Army defense articles and international cooperative research, development and acquisition. These programs directly involve over 2,000 Army civilian and military personnel and exceed $14 billion annually in sales and cooperative efforts with over 100 foreign countries. Ms. Cataldo also serves as the designated U.S. Army Senior National Representative on all bi- and multi-lateral armaments cooperation fora with the Army’s international partners.

Ms. Cataldo previously served as: Managing Director of Planning, Performance and Systems, Office of Foreign Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of State; Principal Director of Business Operations, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Director, Acquisition and Assistance Policy, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Deputy General Counsel, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Attorney Advisor, Acquisition and Assistance, USAID; Principal Legal Advisor to Latin America and Emergency Management and Project Management Divisions.

Her military assignments included Military Operational Law Instructor, Leavenworth, Kansas; Assistant District Counsel, Mobile District Corps of Engineers; Command Counsel, Joint Task Force Bravo, Honduras; Chief of Claims, Headquarters, U.S. Army South, Panama; Headquarters and Headquarters’ Company, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, Senior Trial Counsel; U.S. Army Judge Advocate, Active Duty Trial Defense Counsel, Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Ms. Cataldo has a Master of Laws in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General School, a Juris Doctorate and Master of Arts in Modern European History from the Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sienna College.