Photo Credit: Eric R. Lucero, U.S Army South Public Affairs
Brig. Gen. Alejandro Arancibia (right), the Chilean army international affairs director, greets Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim (left), the U.S. Army South commanding general, upon arriving at the Edificio Ejercito Bicentenario (Chilean army headquarters) for the first day of the army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. and Chilean armies, Nov. 5, 2012, in Santiago, Chile. The staff talks are scheduled to take place Nov. 5-7, and will serve as a bilateral forum for strategic-level discussion between respective armies. The engagements enhance army-to-army contacts and mutual understanding, providing the partner nation armies with insights concerning specific U.S. Army programs, areas of mutual interest, and assisting partner nation armies in areas of modernization or reform.