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Raymond Powell

Fellow, Stanford University

Raymond Powell is a fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute in Palo Alto, California. He recently concluded a 35-year career in the U.S. Air Force, during which he served as his country's Air Attaché in Vietnam and Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché in Australia.

DOD’s Diplomats Don’t Need More Rank, Just Less Disdain

When U.S. visitors treat military attachés like mere functionaries, they undermine a crucial mission.