Office of Defense Cooperation

Mission

The Office of Defense Cooperation Israel is responsible to the Commander, United States European Command, the United States Ambassador to Israel and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency for the execution of security cooperation programs including Foreign Military Financing/Foreign Military Sales, and Armaments Cooperation.

We do this by active engagement with the Israel military and other ministries and agencies at all levels in order to strengthen the United States’ and Israel’s bilateral security relationship in support of the United States European Command’s and the United States Ambassador to Israel’s objectives.

Stronger Together

American Personnel:

  • Colonel Reynaldo Gonzalez – Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation
  • Arthur “Andy” Scharein – Deputy Chief & International Armaments Cooperation
  • Yoram Levy – International Armaments Cooperation Specialist
  • Major John F. Morris – Security Assistance Officer
  • Senior Chief Yeoman Lisa M. Lazo – Security Assistance NCO

Locally Engaged Staff:

  • Irit Biton – Budget Analyst
  • Ephraim Conway – Training & Logistics

Mailing addresses

Office of Defense Cooperation Israel
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
71 Hayarkon St
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel 63903

DPO Address

Office of Defense Cooperation Israel
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
Unit 9700, Box 3700
DPO AE 09830-3700

Pouch Address

Office of Defense Cooperation Israel
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
9700 Tel Aviv Place
Washington, DC 20521-9700

Position Telephone Number Emails
Chief, ODC

(972) (0)9 960-1240 Office

(972) (0)54 222-8738 Mobile

reynaldo.gonzalez4.mil@mail.mil
Deputy Chief & International Armaments Cooperation

(972) (0)9 960-1246 Office

(972) (0)50 521-6017 Mobile

arthur.a.scharein.civ@mail.mil
International Armaments Cooperation Specialist

(972) (0)9 960-1209 Office

(972) (0)50 665-8954 Mobile

yoram.levy.civ@mail.mil
Security Assistance Officer

(972) (0)9 960-1247 Office

(972) (0)54 433-2975 Mobile

john.f.morris1.mil@mail.mil
Security Assistance NCO

(972) (0)9 960-1208 Office

(972) (0)54 222-8739 Mobile

lisa.m.lazo.mil@mail.mil
Budget Analyst (972) (0)9 960-1236 Office irit.biton2.civ@mail.mil
Training & Logistics (972) (0)9 960-1235 Office ohr.e.conway.civ@mail.mil
Fax (972) (0)9 950-3597
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Emergency Contacts:

Police – 100

Ambulance – 101

Fire Emergency – 102

(Note: All three above contacts are 911 equivalents in Israel)

Post One (24 hours) – (972) (0)3 519-7551 Office

Duty Officer – (972) (0)57 420-6860 Mobile