The Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, per its Spanish acronym) will host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2017 (CABSEC) and the South American Security Summit 2017 (SAMSEC), which will be held jointly from March 21st to 23rd in Panama City.
Given its geographical location as the central axis of the American hemisphere, Panama, with the support of the National Air-Naval Service (SENAN as per its Spanish acronym), will host the 2017 Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit (CABSEC) and the 2017 South American Security Summit (SAMSEC). Both conferences will be jointly held from March 21 to 23, welcoming more than 100 representatives from the defense and security establishments, and corporate manufacturers of equipment from around the world.
Whether for operational reasons, to take advantage of opportunities that come up, or by mere coincidence, the last four deputy directors of the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) were Brazilian. Currently, the position is occupied by Brazilian Army Major General Rolemberg Ferreira da Cunha, who studied at IADC in 2011, and was also a teaching assistant at the institution. To talk about what it is like to be deputy director of an institution that has 64 students from 14 Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries,
The main mission of the Chief of Studies at the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) is to contribute to the education of professionals so that, once they finish their studies, they can be assigned to high-level advisory roles in their countries of origin. This position is currently the responsibility of Mexican Army Brigadier General Arturo Javier González Jiménez.
Rear Admiral Sean S. Buck, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F), has a distinct and unwavering commitment to the maritime forces of the partner nations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. His goal is clear: to foster unity and work with each as the maritime partner of choice in order to maintain the security and stability of the Western Hemisphere. Rear Adm. Buck’s commitment goes beyond his focus on the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of operations.
Excelente entrevista, realmente muy objetiva para todos aquellos interesados en saber que es el CID y que hace, y lo que se enesena esta basado en tres pilares: LIBERTAD ACADEMICA, RIGOR ACADEMICO INTEGRIDAD ACADEMICA, lo que nos lleva a tener una INSTITUCION CON VERDADERA EXCELENCIA ACADEMICA The Inter-American Defense College (IADC), located in Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C., was formally inaugurated on October 9, 1962 as an international educational institution operating as an element of the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Defense Board.
El Salvador has intensified its fight against the country’s criminal organizations, especially gangs. New government regulations and the participation of the Armed Forces are part of the strategies to eliminate the illegal structures of criminal organizations. Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 are two of the main Salvadoran gangs involved in, among other criminal acts, drug trafficking, arms smuggling, human trafficking, extortion, and kidnapping. According to a report from the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador published in April 2016, the violence generated by gangs cost the nation $4 million.
The Guatemalan Air Force has a core engine driving the success of its missions - human capital. The institution’s human potential is apparent every day - during strenuous humanitarian aid days, while assisting in the fight against transnational organized crime, and in the suppression of forest fires. Brigadier General Jorge Ruíz Serovic, Guatemalan Air Force commander, seeks to strengthen Guatemalan aviation’s human capital.
The Dominican Republic’s geographical position makes it very attractive for international tourism and one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean. But tourism is not the only thing it attracts; the country is also a magnet for transnational criminal organizations that launder money and smuggle drugs, arms, and people.
Since General Carlos Eduardo Bueno Vargas assumed command of the Colombian Air Force in July 2015, his goal has been quite specific: modernizing, strengthening, and preparing the Air Force for future challenges. Today, however, his priorities have expanded. In addition to seeking institutional transformation to increase effectiveness, the Air Force is working shoulder-to-shoulder with the country’s other military branches to conclude the Colombian peace process.
Providing air support during security actions is Captain Juan Luis Vargas Castillo’s primary responsibility – but not his only responsibility. As Director of Air Surveillance Service of the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security, he leads an office charged with protecting the country’s air, sea, and land territory in support of the police corps, as well as assisting in humanitarian missions. Capt.
Belize, located on the northeastern coast of Central America, wants to partner with its regional neighbors to defeat a common enemy: transnational organized crime. Just 290 km long and 110 km wide, Belize confronts some of the same security threats as Mexico and Guatemala, with whom it shares borders on the west and north.