Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika, SWCS Public Affairs Office
Sgt. Maj. Patrick Fensom (left), deputy commandant of the David K. Thuma Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Bragg, N.C., stands beside Sgt. 1st Class Rodrigo Mendoza, a Special Forces NCO and instructor for future Special Forces officers at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Fensom and Mendoza met in Bolivia in 1997, when Mendoza was a Bolivian Army corporal, during a Joint Combined Exchange Training exercise.