Brig. Gen. Patrick West, Guyana Chief of Defence Staff, and U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd speaking.
171206-A-BQ509-008.JPG Photo By: Jose Ruiz

Georgetown - GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Brig. Gen. Patrick West, Guyana Chief of Defence Staff, and U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), address senior non-commissioned officers from nine nations attending the first Senior Enlisted Leaders Seminar to be held concurrently with the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC). Leaders attending the seminar will discuss ways to further professionalize enlisted forces in their respective countries and expand their roles in support of regional security cooperation and multinational defense partnerships. CANSEC is an annual SOUTHCOM-sponsored regional security forum for dialogue among chiefs of defense and public security ministers aimed at examining threats to Caribbean stability and improving regional security cooperation. This year, Guyana became the first South American nation to host CANSEC. (photo by Jose Ruiz)


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