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Definition of Us defense representative

Us defense representative Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A senior US officer in a foreign country representing the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the commander of the unified command that coordinates the security matters regarding in-country, non-combat Department of Defense (DOD) elements (i.e., DOD personnel and organizations under the command of a combatant commander but not assigned to, or attached to, the combatant commander). Also called USDR.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )