Sunday 25 August, 2019

PM receives visit from US military leaders

Photo courtesy the Office of the Prime Minister.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley received a courtesy call from a delegation of senior US military leaders on Wednesday at the Diplomatic Centre. 

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, the 18-member delegation, which includes Admirals, Generals, an Intelligence Advisor and an Emergency Management Expert are meeting with senior Government and military officials in Trinidad and Tobago over the period May 6 to 9, 2019.

The visitors are participants of the United States CAPSTONE Programme Hemispheric Field Study (2019). This executive-level programme is designed specifically for new Generals and Admirals.

Its overarching goal is to set conditions for future success in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment by equipping these leaders with the knowledge and perspectives they need to collectively achieve national security goals.

The delegation was presented to the Prime Minister by United States Embassy Chargé d'Affaires, John McIntyre.

The Honourable Stuart Young, Minister of National Security, Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs were also present for the meeting.

The US Embassy said in a statement issued Wednesday that CAPSTONE is a joint service professional military education course at the National Defense University.

The three-day visit to Trinidad and Tobago is part of the overseas field study portion of the course, which helps to broaden the global perspective of each general.  Trinidad and Tobago hosted previous CAPSTONE visits in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

The team also met with the leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: