Event Details

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DEFENSE: Breakfast briefing with Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location

Washington, DC

Contact

Spencer Cresswell at +1-202-595-2671 or scresswell@bciu.org

This is an off-the-record briefing with Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Department of Defense.

Venue details will be confirmed upon registration.

This event is hosted by Sierra Nevada Corporation and SAAB North America.  Additional hosting opportunities are available.

For more information, please contact Spencer Cresswell at scresswell@bciu.org or +1-202-595-2671.

 

Biographical Information

Charles Hooper currently serves as the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Previously, from July 2014 to June 2017, Lieutenant General Hooper was the Senior U.S. Defense Official and U.S. Defense Attaché and Chief in the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy Cairo. Lieutenant General Hooper served as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Programs (J5), United States Africa Command from August 2011 to March 2014. He served as the Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy (J5), United States Pacific Command from 2009 to 2011. In 2007, LTG Hooper was promoted to Brigadier General and was appointed the U.S. Defense Attaché to the People's Republic of China serving from 2007 to 2009. 

Lieutenant General Hooper has served in command and staff assignments in the U.S. Army Armor Center, the 25th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. His political-military assignments include: Assistant Army Attaché to the People's Republic of China, U.S. Embassy Beijing, China; Deputy Division Chief of the War Plans Division (G35) within the Army Staff; Senior Country Director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Chief of the Army International Affairs Division (G35) within the Army Staff; and as an instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. 

Lieutenant General Hooper earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1989. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a commission in 1979. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the UK Ministry of Defense Chinese Language School, Hong Kong.