Brazilian Army’s doctrine, education and culture representatives visit TRADOC
June 23, 2011
FORT MONROE, Va. - The Brazilian Army is currently working on an initiative to update and modify their programs in the areas of concept development, doctrine, leader development, and lessons learned.
Retired Maj. Gen. Joao Henrique Carvalho de Freitas, Chief of the Doctrine Advisory Body, Brazilian Army Education and Cultural Department, and three staff officers visited Headquarters, U.S. Army Training Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va., during May 22-24 to meet with Operations and Army Capabilities Integration Center experts in an effort to expand their knowledge and foster the partnership between the U.S. and Brazilian Armies.
Maj. Gen. Joao Henrique and the officers were greeted by Maj. Gen. Walter L. Davis, deputy director of the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Michael Formica, TRADOC Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, for morning briefings and discussions, and met later in the day with Ted Melton, Director of TRADOC International Army Programs, for briefings and discussions that afternoon.
After their visit, Maj. Gen. Joao Henrique said he and his team had a better understanding of U.S. Army leader development, concept development, and initiatives in non-commissioned officer professional military education.
"The committee was very grateful for the care of representatives from TRADOC to clarify all doubts, strengthening mutual trust, making us see that the challenges of the two hosts are the same and exchange of knowledge is a ways of strengthening the historical cooperation between the two," Maj. Gen. Joao Henrique said.
The TRADOC International Army Programs Directorate will continue to support Building Partnership Capacity activities between the U.S. Army and the Brazilian Army by continuing to share information with the TRADOC Foreign Liaison Officer for the Brazilian Army, Col. Mauro Gomes.