Since 1998, the principal goals of DIAA have been to arrange special activities in support of its members and DIA to include:
Educational services and information about DIA and other topics of interest to members
Sponsor social activities to benefit the membership
Inform members of available events of interest
Publish information concerning special achievements or accomplishments of DIA, individual members
Provide the whereabouts of other members in a “members only” directory
The DIA – DIAA partnership includes:
Annual DIAA Homecoming -- normally held in the fall -- where DIA opens its doors to the Alumni for a full day of briefings on global events followed by robust Q&A time.
Sessions with various agency program managers and the opportunity to interact with DIA executives over lunch.
Director, DIA takes to addresses the Association and bring the membership up to speed on current and future DIA initiatives.
DIAA Board of Directors (BOD) monthly business meetings in DIA Headquarters spaces.
Other events and activities include DIA social and educational events as deemed appropriate. These include the Annual DIA Picnic, Diversity Day activities and the Hughes Library “Meet the Author” Lecture Series, just to name just a few.
DIAA supports DIA by participating in the following activities:
Sponsorship of foreign students attending the Combined Strategic Intelligence Program at the National Defense University
DIA Torch Bearers Award process with 2 members of the Association sitting on the selection panel.
Sponsoring the tri-annual SSG Hobson Silver Pen Award to the graduate of the Attaché́ Staff Training Class in the Joint Military Attaché́ School (JMAS), who submits the best operations plan, as selected by the JMAS facility. The awardee receives a silver pen and a DIAA coin.
Presentation of a plaque to the OPSCO course Distinguished Graduate.
DIAA membership also has demonstrated their generosity by their donations to various DIA programs, such as, “Feds Feeds Families”, “Operation Holiday Cheer “ and the collection of school supplies for a DIA sponsored school.
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