On Tuesday, May 14 2019, the Ecuadorian National War College made a stop at the Perry Center on their visit to the United States. The group was greeted by Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Chief of Staff Mr. Jeffry Murphy, and Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Scott Tollefson. During their visit to the Perry Center, Ecuadorian War College Students received an organization briefing by Dr. William Godnick, followed by a presentation on strategic leadership by General Rudesheim, after which the students were encouraged to ask questions of the speakers. In closing, Dr. Godnick spoke a second time, giving an overview of US Policy in the Western hemisphere.
On Wednesday, May 15 2019, Honduran Minister of Defense H. E. Freddy Santiago Diaz Zelaya visited the Perry Center. Minister Díaz was greeted by Perry Center Chief of Staff and Dean of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Murphy and Dr. Scott Tollefson, respectively. The group received organizational briefings from Dr. Tollefson, and then an after-action report (AAR) by Drs. Alejandra Bolaños and Fabiana Perera, as a follow up to the Defense Governance team’s recent Regional Defense Governance Seminar in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Following this, the Minister was given a tour of Perry Center and NDU facilities.
On the same day, Colombian Brigadier General Juan Carlos Correa, J7/J9 Director, USSOUTHCOM visited the Perry Center. BG Correa was greeted by Perry Center Chief of Staff Mr. Jeffrey Murphy and Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Scott Tollefson. BG Correa was given a tour of Perry Center and National Defense University facilities, before receiving an organizational briefing by Mr. Murphy, followed by an overview on Alumni Affairs by Ms. Kara O’Ryan, educational outreach specialist. BG Correa also took time out of his schedule to meet with several Perry Center Interns.