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Office of Defense Cooperation

The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Bulgaria is responsible to the U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria and the Commander, U.S. European Command for administering all Security Assistance and certain military to military programs in Bulgaria.

Security Assistance includes Foreign Military Sales of U.S. defense equipment, services, and training and the management of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) and International Military Education and Training (IMET) grant funding.

The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) is responsible for promoting, developing, coordinating and executing the following programs with the Republic of Bulgaria:


ODC Contacts

Chief ODC: LTC Jay B. Smith 
Deputy Chief ODC: LCDR Joshua Hensley

Bilateral Affairs Officer: MAJ Robert M. Hancock
Operations Manager: TSgt Samantha L. Marceron
Host-Nation Legal Advisor: Gergina Stefanova
Training Program Manager and Budget Analyst: Emilia Jeliazkova
Office Assistant: Plamen Lilov

Fax number:      +359 2 939 5680
Phone number:  +359 2 939 5662


M2M and GCMC Program Coordinator/Translator: Teodora Kirilova Koteva
M2M and HA Program Coordinator/Admin Assistant: Vesela A. Terzieva
Operation Assistant: Todor Blagoev Matuski

Fax number:     +359 2 988 86 18
Phone number: +359 2 988 87 25