U.S. Southern Command sponsors Uruguay Navy
Academy Orientation Visit
Office of Defense Cooperation sends
17 Uruguayan Naval students to Washington DC area
From March 6 to 13, the senior
class of 17 students and one Lieutenant of the Naval Academy
of Uruguay flew to the United States for an orientation
The visit was sponsored by
U.S. Southern Command Traditional Commander Activity and
arranged by the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S.
Embassy in Montevideo.
On March 8 and 9, the students attended the U.S. Naval Academy.
The purpose of the visit was to expose the midshipmen of
Uruguay to U.S. navy professional education, history, doctrines,
and training techniques of the 4,000 midshipmen of the U.S.
Naval Academy. While in the Washington D.C. area, the UY
midshipmen also met Uruguay’s Ambassador to the U.S.
Hugo Fernandez-Faingold, and had dinner with the Superintendent
of the Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Rempt and with the Uruguayan
Naval Attaché Captain Olivera and Rear Admiral Carlos
The midshipmen traveled to Norfolk, Virginia,
March 10 to 13, where they visited a Fighter Squadron (F/18
hornets) and naval vessels in the harbor. The highlight
of the visit was when the midshipmen were placed in a simulator
at the Marine Safety International. In the simulator, the
students practiced getting underway at sea and docking in