Inter-American Military Science Symposium Takes-Off

By Dialogo
November 29, 2012

The “General José María Córdova” Military School of Cadets was all dressed-up to receive 16 guest nations participating in the Third Inter-American Symposium for the Development of Military Sciences on November 28.

The opening ceremony was headed by Colombian National Army Commander, General Sergio Mantilla Sanmiguel.

The purpose of the symposium is to gather military academies from around the world to exchange ideas and opinions, as well as to increase military academic and research exchanges among international institutions.

On December 2, the event will come to an end, and delegates from military academies and schools from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela and Colombia, will address topics, such as education and doctrine in military science, its contribution to democracy, as well as intelligence and strategy as a fundamental basis, among other subjects.

Therefore, nations will focus their efforts to develop projects that contribute to updating and structuring tactics and capabilities required by the armies to achieve a stronger comprehensive model for collaboration.

The creation of this academic and research event took place three years ago, when the Colombian Army Command accepted an invitation granted by the South Korean Military Academy, in order for the “General José María Córdova” Military School of Cadets to host this third military convention of nations.

Eventually, the symposium will be carried out every two years on the Military School Campus declared as head office; however, it may be able to temporarily relocate to a different country, upon request.