Office of Defense Cooperation

Mission

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:

  • Lieutenant Colonel David Manrrique– Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation
  • 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 david.m.manrrique.mil@mail.mil
Deputy Chief, Armaments Director shiran.zerach.civ@mail.mil
ODC Security Assistance stephen.m.harmon.mil@mail.mil
International Armaments Cooperation nathaniel.m.sherwood.civ@mail.mil
Security Assistance Advisor anthony.f.sidoti.civ@mail.mil
Security Assistance Program Analyst thaddeus.s.apa.civ@mail.mil
IDF CBRN and Home Front Command mark.s.caudillo2.mil@mail.mil
Security Assistance NCO trevor.d.mitchell4.mil@mail.mil
Budget Analyst irit.biton2.ln@mail.mil
Training & Logistics ohr.e.conway.civ@mail.mil