Director, defense institution and Capacity
building international Staff

Marc Di paolo is assigned to NATO’s international
Staff as Director, Defence institution
and Capacity Building. Prior to that role, he led the NATO policy office
for Afghanistan, Iraq and Global Coalition Affairs. He arrives at NATO
from the U.S. National Geospatial inteligence Agency where he served as
Director of Enterprise Innovation.

Marc graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988. After serving
as T-37B instructor pilot, he transitioned to HH-60G helicopters and
flew Combat Search and Rescue and Special Operations missions in Iraq
and Afghanistan during multiple deploiments.

Staff assignments include duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
(OSD), first as Policy Officer for Personnel recovery and Hostage Affairs,
then as Country Director for the Afghanistan. While assigned to OSD he
also deployed twice as a strategic planner for the international Security
and Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the U.S. Joint Personnel
Recovery Agency, he was Director of Strategy and Requirements and at
the Defense inteligence Agency, he was Director of the Latin America
Joint Support Element and served as an air attache in Columbia.