Avanco International, Inc. was founded by Mr. Arthur F. Van Cook, a World War II and D-Day veteran who was the former Chairman of the National Disclosure Policy Committee. Mr. Van Cook’s primary area of expertise focused on defense policy and national security analysis and study.
Mr. Van Cook assembled a team of experts in the field of Security and International Policy and developed a niche market for the company. Due primarily to the Avanco’s demonstrated expertise in Department of Defense (DoD) consulting, the company has enjoyed an outstanding reputation beginning with over ten years participation in the unique foreign disclosure program of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Program. This program was unique because it sought a balance between the need for foreign access to U.S. SDI-related information and a disclosure policy that permits such access only to the extent necessary to meet operational requirements consistent with U.S. interests. Avanco’s success provided the company with a national stature in the area of National Security Policy and Foreign Disclosure issues.
Avanco has continued this tradition by maintaining an outstanding staff of Senior International Security Analysts with broad DoD Policy analysis and experience who are recognized leaders in the DoD community.
Mr. Arthur Fajans is also a former Chairman of the National Disclosure Policy Committee and Director of Security Plans and Programs in OUSD(P).
Mr. Chuck Wilson has several years of professional experience in national and international security activities, including 10 years serving as the Director, International Security Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and later as the Assistant Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) for Policy Support.
Mr. Gary Burris has professional experience in national, international security and program management, including 7 years as an active duty U.S. Air Force officer and a consultant to OUSD Policy and individual U.S. Government developmental programs.
Together the Avanco team provides continuous support to and understanding of the issues pertaining to the National Disclosure Policy, National Security Policy Act, the Arms Export Control Act, and the Export Administration Act. The Avanco teams also includes additional International Security Analysts and Consultants with expertise in the areas of the Department of State, Defense Security Service, Department of Defense Logistics, and Industry.