The 25 member delegation, comprised of members of the Colombian Joint Sergeants Major Academy, included representatives from the army, navy and air-force, as well as two Senior NCOs from the Mexican Army. The delegation was led by the Colombian Sergeant Major of the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Argemiro Posso.
During this two week exchange participants received numerous classroom lectures and a broad
overview of the command sergeants major selection process and the rigorous requirement soldiers
must go through. They also learned about U.S. Army Drill Sergeants, their practices, methods and
techniques. Partcipants also learned more about what is involved in the professional development and selection process of senior noncommissioned officers.
The benefits of this professional military exchange are mutual as Army South Senior NCO's received a presentation by Command Sergeant Maj. Argemiro Posso. During Posso's briefing, he gave an
overview of the Colombian Army's priorities and transformation efforts. He listed leadership
development, education, and strengthening the human aspect as areas of key focus important to the Colombian Army.
"This bilateral exchange between Army South and the Colombian Army is very important because this visit allows us to educate and shape our Army through 2030," said Posso. Participants visited and were briefed at several JBSA military installations and received an in-depth presentation on the U.S. Army Reserve and its various components and how it augments the overall American defense forces while spending the day at the JBSA-Camp Bullis training area.
"This gives us the opportunity to share with them how we develop our NCO Corps," said U.S.
Army South Sgt. Maj. Paul Yingst, an Army Reservist from the Army Reserve Engagement Cell.
"This is a part of their Army Sergeants Major Academy for those senior leaders who are working to go to the next level. And it's also a great opportunity for us to continue to build the relationships that we already have."
During their visit participants also had the opportunity to enjoy some of the rich culture and heritage that San Antonio has to offer during visits to the Alamo, the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum and the historic Army North quadrangle on Fort. Sam Houston, among others.
As the Army land component to U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army South works closely with partner nation armies and defense forces to strengthen security cooperation throughout the western