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Canadian Forces Naval Attaché, Washington DC

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Canadian Forces Naval Attaché
Attaché naval des Forces canadiennes
Captain(Navy) Kristjan Monaghan

since August 2017
Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCommissioned officer
Reports toCanadian Defence Attaché
DeputyAssistant Canadian Forces Naval Attaché

The Canadian Forces Naval Attaché (CFNA) represents the Royal Canadian Navy to the United States Department of the Navy, as well as the Canadian Armed Forces to the United States Joint Staff and to the Department of Homeland Security. These duties include enhancing relationships with the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and US Joint Staff, with an emphasis on interoperability, as well as improving the understanding within these agencies of Canadian issues both from a Canadian Armed Forces and Government of Canada perspective.[1] Specific areas of focus include identifying opportunities for enhanced cooperation at the strategic and operational levels, assisting in the resolution of bi-national naval or maritime issues, and coordinating amongst all these diverse agencies to enhance and create convergences of interest. CFNA also advocates for the Government of Canada within the international defence and naval attaché communities.

In additional to its broader representational duties, the CFNA Section:

1.Oversees the maritime component of the Canadian Forces Personnel Exchange Program and Liaison Program; and

2.Represents Canada within the AUSCANNZUKUS Naval C4 Organization, providing essential interoperability amongst the five member nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.

The office of the Canadian Forces Naval Attaché is located in the Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C..

See also[edit]

  • Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Royal Canadian Navy
  • Maritime Forces Atlantic
  • Maritime Forces Pacific
  • Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Military Attaché
  • Canadian Naval Ensign


  1. Defence, National. ""Strong, Secure, Engaged" – A new defence policy for Canada - Canada.ca". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 21 August 2017.

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