U.S. Navy Security Team Completes Info Exchange With Peruvian Sailors
By Dialogo December 29, 2010
Sailors assigned to a Navy security training team wrapped up a two-week subject matter expert exchange with sailors from the Peruvian navy security force in Callao, Peru.
The exchange is in direct support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011, an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America involving information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region.
The training consisted of a series of law enforcement tactics including vehicle inspections, search and seizure, apprehension and non-lethal defense techniques.
“This joint information exchange effort was critical to enhancing our abilities and capabilities to work together and share operational procedures,” said Chief Master-at-Arms Jeffrey Elwood, assistant lead instructor. “We worked side by side and had the opportunity to pick each other’s brains to make us all more proficient at our jobs.”
This information sharing venture will be used by the Peruvian navy as a “train-the-trainer” course to educate their forces about alternative tactics and procedures to enhance their ability to operate effectively.
“I’m extremely satisfied with the efforts of our U.S. Sailors and their Peruvian counterparts,” said Cmdr. Mark Becker, SPS 11 mission commander. “This is yet another display of our commitment to building and sustaining enduring relationships with the Peruvian military and government.”