The Perry Center bid farewell to Captain Camilo Segovia as his year as a visiting professor from the Colombian Navy came to a close. During his time in Washington, DC, Captain Segovia contributed to a variety of Perry Center courses, events, and publications. He provided invaluable assistance to the development of the upcoming Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course and served as a facilitator for the Seminar on Security and Defense Institution Building held in Trinidad and Tobago in December 2015. Additionally, Captain Segovia reviewed numerous manuscripts for publication and offered his expertise to the Center’s growing body of academic research.
Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins declared Captain Segovia a Distinguished Member Emeritus of the Perry Center and presented him with a certificate recognizing his “exceptionally meritorious service to the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.” Dr. Scott Tollefson, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Perry Center, praised Captain Segovia for “his extensive experience, keen mind, and selfless sense of service.” “We will miss you dearly,” remarked Dr. Tollefson following Captain Segovia’s farewell ceremony. “We wish you fair winds and following seas.”
Captain Segovia will return to Cartagena, Colombia, where he will continue to serve in the Colombian Navy.