NEWS | June 9, 2021

Colombian Army joins South Carolina National Guard for bilateral training at JRTC

By Leanne Thomas U.S. Army South

Maj. Gen. German Lopez Guererro, center, chief of staff for Force Generation, Colombian Army, receives a command brief on the U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center by Brig. Gen. David Doyle, commanding general, U.S. Army JRTC and Fort Polk, at Fort Polk, La., June 9, 2021, during the U.S. Army and Colombian Army JRTC Training Rotation 21-08.

A platoon from the Colombian Army’s Counter Narcotics Brigade is participating in JRTC Rotation 21-08 with members of the U.S. Army South Carolina National Guard’s 1-118th Infantry Battalion to improve interoperability between the U.S. and Colombian armies. This bilateral training opportunity is the culmination of numerous engagements between U.S. Army South and the Colombian Army to develop professional partnerships and increase mutual readiness. The goal is to provide participating forces an opportunity to conduct security and stability operations, practice interoperability, and strengthen their ability to plan and execute complex multinational operations.