From August 28 through September 1, the
U.S. Army Reserve Component and National Guard Bureau conducted
orientation visits and held meetings with the Uruguayan
Army and Uruguayan Reserve Officer's Association.
The meetings signalled the fourth in a series
of visits to Uruguay sponsored by the United States Army
South, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of
this week's visit was to discuss U.S. and Uruguayan force
modernization trends and employment of reserve forces as
well as National Guard service members.
A second delegation from the U.S. Southern
Command visited Uruguay from August 29 - 31 and conducted
preliminary coordination meetings with the Uruguayan Army.
These were the first meetings to coordinate a scheduled
communications conference in Montevideo for allied armies
in early 2006.
Both delegations visits were hosted by
the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy Montevideo,
and received by General Dardo Grossi, the Uruguayan Army
Chief of Staff, before conducting their respective coordination