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Brigadier General Dick Swijgman Discusses the Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean

Brigadier General Dick Swijgman Discusses the Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean

By Geraldine Cook
January 09, 2013

Stationed over 8,000 kilometers from the Netherlands, over 500 Navy, including fleet and marine personnel, safeguard the security of the territories of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Diálogo sat down with Brigadier General Dick Swijgman to talk about his role as Commander of the Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean, and other issues related to the Dutch countries in the region during a break in his participation at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 2013), held in Miami, Florida, in December 2012, and sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command.

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