U.S. military personnel play important roles in U.S. embassies overseas. U.S. defense attaches represent the U.S. Department of Defense and serve as senior military advisors to U.S. ambassadors. Defense attaches and other U.S. military personnel build crucial relationships with partner militaries. Secretary of Defense Austin has recently announced that, due to budget constraints, the ranks of several senior military positions overseas will be downgraded.
"Exclusive: Austin Approves Downgrade of 5 General Officer Jobs at Embassies" - Breaking Defense