The leadership from the United States Army 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) and the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) met yesterday and today as part of the United States and Guyana’s strong military to military partnership.
In a statement, US Embassy said the U.S. and Guyana defense forces discussed upcoming engagements to include strategic planning sessions and processes to enhance both countries’ military readiness and capabilities to respond to security threats.
The SFAB is a specialized unit of the U.S. Army established to advise and assist partner nations.
Since 2022, the SFAB has conducted several joint training exercises with the GDF to strengthen their capacity and capability at the tactical and operational levels.
The SFAB Advisors said they are thankful for the opportunity to train with the Guyana Defense Force as partners and friends, and they also look forward to deepening the partnership in the weeks and months to come..
GDF Staff Officer One General Three – Operations and Training – Lieutenant Colonel Andy Pompey said, “The last iteration of U.S. military training here in Guyana has been of tremendous benefit to the Medical Corps and the 4 Engineers Battalion. The transfer of knowledge and expertise from our U.S. counterparts under the auspices of the SFAB has equipped our members with invaluable skills that are directly applicable to the dynamic nature of our modern security environment.
The U.S. and Guyana enjoy a longstanding security partnership marked by strong collaboration between SOUTHCOM and the GDF that is focused on disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, maritime security, human rights, professional development, defense and public-security missions, and countering transnational crime.
In the past week, the top brass of the Guyana Defence Force has been engaging their military counterparts globally and whipping up support, as Venezuela continues its aggression against Guyana at the country’s borders.