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Uruguayan Army Command and General Staff College Students Visit the U.S.

The visit is aimed at professional development and military orientation

Posted: August 16, 2005

The United States Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), U.S. Embassy Montevideo, sponsored an orientation and professional education visit for the Uruguayan Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) to the United States from July 30 to August 7, 2005.

The Uruguayan CGSC has participated in this annual event for the past several years, sending a group of students and instructor cadre to the United States for professional development and military orientation.

This year the group visited the U.S. Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Belvoir, Fredericksburg National Military Battlefield, Norfolk Naval Station, Joint Forces Command, Joint Forces Staff College, Fort Monroe, and the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic District in Hampton Roads.

The purpose of the visit was to introduce the Uruguayan staff college students to U.S. military installations, joint doctrine and training, U.S. military history, culture and professional development.

Twenty Uruguayan officers led by COL Edison Yarzabal and LTC Freddy Braga and one U.S. escort officer (LTC Matthew Anderson, U.S. ODC) completed the weeklong trip to Washington DC and Norfolk, VA.

The exchange was a tremendous success and both Uruguayan and U.S. military officers commented on the benefits of maintaining positive military exchange programs between Uruguay and the United States.


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Pentagon group photo River entrance.

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Fredericksburg group photo.

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JFCOM group photo.

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JFSC group photo.

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USS Nassau group photo.

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Breeze Point Officers' Club.

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USCGC Northland group photo.

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USCGC flight deck.







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