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Intelligence, International & Military Affairs - SAF/GCI

Craig A. Smith
Deputy General Counsel

The division provides senior-level legal advice and assistance to the Secretariat, Air Staff, major commands and other U.S. government agencies on a wide variety of matters in the areas of intelligence and national security, international affairs, outerspace and aviation, cyberspace and information operations, and military personnel law.

SAF/GCI attorneys provide advice and counsel in the following subject areas:

Intelligence and National Security
- Intelligence Oversight
- Intelligence (domestic aspects)
- Personnel Security
- Information Security
- Defense Sensitive Support Office matters
- Special Access Programs

Security Cooperation and Other Support to Foreign Forces
- Arms Export Control Act matters
- Foreign Assistance Act matters
- Foreign Military Sales
- Foreign Disclosure and Security - International Leases
- Presidential Drawdowns of Defense Articles and Services
- Export Licenses and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) matters
- Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements
- Foreign Training in CONUS - Support to Coalition Forces
- Joint and Combined Exercises

International Cooperative Programs
- NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program
- NATO C-17 Program
- NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance
- NATO Tactical Leadership Program
- EURO-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program
- F-16 Multi-National Fighter Program
- International Standardization
- Personal Exchange Programs
- Joint Use Arrangements

U.S. International Operations and Activities
- Foreign Basing and Operating Rights; Base Closure
- Status of Forces
- Legal Status of Military Aircraft (e.g., inspection, fees)
- Military Aircraft Overflight, Clearances, and International Civil Aviation
- Law of Armed Conflict
- Disposal of U.S. Property Overseas
- International Intelligence Operations
- Arms Control matters (e.g., drafting, negotiating, interpreting agreements; advice on compliance)
- International Agreement Procedures (negotiation and conclusion of agreements)
- Overseas Environmental Matters (with SAF/GCN)

Space Operations and Policies
- Law of Outer Space
- Military Operations in Space
- Space Cooperation
- Relations with Foreign and International Space Agencies
- Orbital Debris
- International Meteorological Satellite Programs
- National, DoD, and USAF Space Policies
- Space Arms Control

Cyber and Information Operations Matters
- National, DoD, and USAF Cyberspace Policies

Military Personnel Law
- Personnel Policy
- Senior Officer Matters
- Officer Accessions, Promotions, Discharges, Resignations, and Retirements
- Recruiting
- Awards
- Mobilization Authorities
- Emergency and Wartime Authorities


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