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Donna Buono

U.S. Army; Office of Chief Legislative Liaison


Last updated: May 18, 2017

Donna Buono is a U.S. Department of the Army Civilian working for the Office of Chief Legislative Liaison as the Army Senate Liaison Deputy Chief. She is a former active duty U.S. Army Aviation Officer and combat veteran. As an AH-64D Apache pilot, she deployed three times with the 3-101st Aviation Regiment in support of combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, Donna was selected to be a Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army staff intern. During this program she served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on the Afghanistan team managing a number of portfolios to include the Afghan Air Force and Afghan Special Mission Wing. Donna holds a B.S. in French from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

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