Chilean and Colombian Armies Agree to Collaborate on Personnel Training
By Dialogo May 23, 2012
In Bogotá on an official visit to Colombia, the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army, General Juan Miguel Fuente-Alba, discussed with his counterpart Sergio Mantilla the advantages of intensifying the exchange of existing experiences in areas of mutual interest, such as the professional development of their personnel in the areas of education, instruction and training, comparing planning procedures, and unit utilization in the event of emergencies and natural disasters.
On this occasion, Fuente-Alba requested cooperation from General Sergio Mantilla for the training of helicopter pilots, while offering the South American country slots for training Colombian personnel at the Chilean Army’s High Mountain School.
During his six-day visit from May 14 to 19, General Fuente-Alba visited Larandia Military Fort, the 25th Aviation Brigade, and the National Training Center, a unit located at Tolemaida Military Fort and responsible for training career soldiers and members of Special Forces, paratroopers, and mountain units. In recognition of his contribution to rapprochement and collaboration with the Colombian Military, the Chilean commander received the José María Córdoba Order of Military Merit in the grade of Grand Cross.