Office of Defense Cooperation


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

We do this by actively engaging with the Israeli Defense Forces, ministries and agencies at all levels in order to strengthen the bilateral security relationship between the United States and Israel, and to increase interoperability between Israel and other allies.

Stronger Together

American Personnel:

  • LTC James Henline – ODC Chief
  • Shiran Zerach – Deputy Chief, Armaments Director
  • Major Stephen Harmon – ODC Security Assistance
  • Nate Sherwood – International Armaments Cooperation
  • Tony Sidoti – Security Assistance Advisor
  • Thad Apa – Security Assistance Analyst
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Caudillo – IDF CBRN and Home Front Command

Locally Engaged Staff:

  • Irit Biton – Budget Analyst
  • Ephraim Conway – Training & Logistics
Position Emails
Chief, ODC
Deputy Chief, Armaments Director
ODC Security Assistance
International Armaments Cooperation
Security Assistance Advisor
Security Assistance Program Analyst
IDF CBRN and Home Front Command
Security Assistance NCO
Budget Analyst
Training & Logistics