Perry Center Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo participated in the Fuerzas Comando 2016 Distinguished Visitor Program in Lima, Peru where they presented on the globalization of illicit networks, the US CTOC strategy, and cybersecurity and emerging technologies at this senior seminar. US SOUTHCOM Commander Admiral Kurt Tidd and US Army South Commander Major General Clarence K.K. Chinn led the U.S. delegation, and 120 senior leaders represented Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay at the Fuerzas Comandos Distinguished Visitor Program.
Fuerzas Comando 2016 is a Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff-approved, US Southern Command-sponsored exercise under the responsibility of Commander, Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH). The exercise has two parts: a skills competition and a Distinguished Visitor Program. The 11-day event demonstrates and tests participants’ skills through special operations forces competitions, and includes a Distinguished Visitor Program focused on topics such as combating terrorism, organized crime, and illicit trafficking.