The United States Embassy in Georgetown has reported that thirty-five U.S. military cadets have graduated from a training phase at the Colonel Robert Mitchell Jungle and Amphibious Training School (CRMJATS) in the jungles of Guyana.
“Under the guidance of the CRMJATS leadership, the cadets received training and familiarization on a broad range of survival skills. This training phase culminated with a 48-hour exercise that tested the cadets’ mental fortitude, personal courage, and newly acquired skill sets. These cadets had previously completed joint training with the Guyana Defence Force cadets at the Colonel John Clarke Military School (CJCMS) located in Tacama”, the Embassy statement said.
According to the U.S Embassy, the Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard, Major General Emmett Titshaw, U.S. Army Cadet Command, in conjunction with the Military Liaison Office of the U.S. Embassy in Guyana, recommended Guyana as an ideal venue for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program in July 2013, and the Florida National Guard was grateful for the Guyana Defence Force’s willingness to host the CULP program.
Activities under the CULP Program include humanitarian service with the host population, military-to-military training, and education on the social, cultural, and historical aspects of the community.
CULP seeks to build a foundation to support understanding, cohesion, and meaningful partnership between the next generation of U.S. and Guyanese military officers.
Guyana and the United States have worked together consistently for decades in the area of training of military and security personnel.