Defense department

The defense department represents the security and defense interests of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and strengthens the position of the kingdom in these areas. The department also represents the interests of Dutch military personnel in the US and encourages material cooperation between the two countries.

Support Office hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Telephone: (+1) 202-274-2687 or (+1) 202-274-2796
Fax: (+1) 202-537-5461
E-mail: was-defat@minbuza.nl

Employee Function or specialty
Air Commodore Paul Herber Defense attaché
Captain Hugo Ammerlaan Naval attaché and assistant defense attaché
Colonel Marcel Buis Military attaché and assistant defense attaché
Colonel Bertil van Geel Air attaché and assistant defense attaché
Tim Sneek Defense cooperation attaché and assistant defense attaché
Julieta Reyes Chief support
Ruth Sluisdom Office manager

Defense Procurement Office Netherlands Defense Material Organization

Telephone: (+1) 202-274-2701
Fax: (+1) 202-244-2327
E-mail: was-bcv@minbuza.nl

Employee Function or specialty
Commander Erik Jan Looman (RNLN) Assistant naval attaché
and procurement officer for FMS
Lieutenant Colonel H. Sonius Assistant air attaché
and procurement officer for FMS
Lieutenant Colonel Stef van de Wiel (RNLAF) Controller
Theo Peters Commercial procurement officer
Sergeant Major Gerard Michels Procurement officer 
Gonnie Hartley Support desk for military sales
Sergeant Major Dennis Oranje Disbursing officer

Request for foreign visit (RFV)

All requests should be submitted in the Netherlands, therefore this office does not accept any requests. If you have any questions with regards to your visit and the status of your RFV, contact your Security Officer or NIVCO or MIVD.