2020 Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip to Azerbaijan

April 26-May 1, 2020


The trip will include:

  • Travel with high-level delegation of senior, recently retired U.S. generals and admirals
  • Briefings by senior Azerbaijani political, military, and national security officials, as well as senior U.S. and Israeli diplomats stationed in Baku
  • Visits and briefings at strategic sites
  • Travel to meet with leaders and members of Azerbaijan’s centuries-old Jewish community
  • High-end accommodations including 5-star hotels
  • The best of Azerbaijan’s culinary spots
  • Cultural experiences and sightseeing tours
  • More to be announced soon!

Baku Azerbaijan

Baku Best

Past Attendees of the Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip include:


Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command


ADM Bruce Clingan, USN (ret.)
Former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europes and U.S. Naval Forces Africa


Gen. Charles Wald, USAF (ret.)
Former Deputy Commander, EUCOM

Past Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip meetings include:

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (2018)
Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhy (2018)
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (2018)
Greek Defense Minister Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis (2019)
Chief of the Hellenic National Defense Staff Christos Christodoulou (2019)
U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt (2019)

If you are interested in joining JINSA’s delegation to Azerbaijan or would like to learn more about the Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trips, please contact Leo Nayfeld at or (202) 667-3900

About JINSA’s Benjamin Gettler Annual International Policy Trip

The Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip annually brings high-level delegations of retired senior military officers and civilian national security experts to a country that is important to U.S. national security and/or the U.S.-Israel relationship. After completing their trip, each group shares their findings and recommendations with policymakers and opinion leaders in Washington, D.C. and across the United States. This important program is made possible by the generous support from the Gettler Family Foundation, in memory of former JINSA Chairman Benjamin Gettler