Guatemala’s Command for Education of the Armed Forces (COSEDE) visits the Perry Center

November 29, 2016

On Monday, November 28, the Perry Center received a delegation from the Course of Superior Strategic Studies (CAEE) of the Command for Education of the Armed Forces of Guatemala (COSEDE). The delegation, led by Brigadier General Byron Gutierrez, COSEDE Commander, included 41 students. Director Mark Wilkins welcomed the group and briefly discussed the history, mission, and organization of the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The Director then answered questions from delegation participants about Perry Center resident courses and regional programs.

Dr. Boris Saavedra followed Director Wilkins’ remarks with a presentation on education and professional development for officials in the security and defense sectors in Latin America. Dr. Saavedra also briefly touched upon the future prospects of cyber security threats in the Americas. During COSEDE’s time in Washington, DC, the delegation will visit the Inter-American Defense College and various other Washington landmarks.