Fuerzas Comando 2022 was a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise, executed by U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH).
The exercise had two parts: A skills competition and a Senior Leader Seminar.
Through friendly competition, this exercise promoted interoperability, military-to-military relationships, increases training knowledge, and improved regional security. Military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel from the participating nations took part in the exercise. The event demonstrates and tests participants’ skills through special operations forces competitions.
This year’s multinational special operations skills competition and senior leadership seminar was hosted by the Honduran Ministry of Defense.
SOCSOUTH, headquartered at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., is the lead U.S. executing command for the exercise. SOCSOUTH serves as the special operations component for U.S. Southern Command.
Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panamá, Paraguay, and the United States of America.
About the Multinational Skills Competition
This year the competition was held at 1ST SF BN Military Base La Venta, Honduras, Jun 13-23 with the Distinguished Visitors Program/Senior Leader Seminar taking place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the week of Jun 19-23. The assault team competition consisted of a series of events that included physical fitness tests, a confidence course, close quarters combat, a rucksack march, and an obstacle course. The sniper team competition consisted of physical fitness tests, marksmanship, mobility, and concealment events.
Senior Leader Seminar (Distinguished Visitors Program)
The Distinguished Visitors Program, also known as the Senior Leader Seminar, is designed to facilitate a dialogue among the region’s military, government and academia representatives about strengthening partnerships and regional security. The forum brings together key leaders from participating countries to discuss topics such as transnational, transregional threat networks and the impact those threats have on regional security and stability.
This was the 16th Fuerzas Comando exercise. The exercise has been conducted primarily in Central and South America and the Caribbean since 2004.