U.S. Army South hosts Peruvian Army Commander
November 30, 2010
- The Peruvian Army commander visited U.S. Army South.
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (Nov. 18, 2010) - The commanding general and command sergeant major of the Peruvian Army and their spouses visited U.S. Army South headquarters to promote bilateral efforts, develop professional partnerships, and increase interaction between the two armies Nov. 15-18.
The visiting delegation consisted of Gen. Otto Napoleon Guibovich Artega, Peruvian Army commander, his wife Lourdes Isabel Dolores La Rosa Diez de Guibovich, Command Sgt. Maj. Cesar Ivan Vasquez Garcia, Peruvian Army command sergeant major, and his wife Alejandrina Ramos Palacios de Vasquez.
Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas, U.S. Army South commander, greeted the Peruvian delegation at the historic "Old BAMC" building where Army South staff provided a command briefing outlining Army South's history, capabilities, and challenges.
"The Peruvian Army has been a strong ally in our efforts to promote stability and peace in the region," said Trombitas. "I have no doubt that we will continue to work together toward a secure future for Central and South America."
In his brief to the Army South leadership, Guibovich spoke of the Peruvian Army's future ambitions not only in the region, but around the globe. Guibovich also highlighted the importance of having strong ties with Army South and the role their relationship will play in the stability of the region.
Guibovich also addressed common threats and mutual challenges, such as narco-terrorism, which threatens the peace and stability of the region.
"We have witnessed the great success our neighbors have enjoyed in dealing with narco-terrorism with the support of the United States," said Guibovich. "We would like to work together with Army South and our neighbors in a unified effort to eliminate this threat."