Second GDF officer graduates from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
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Colonel Raul Jerrick
Colonel Raul Jerrick

THE U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, on Saturday, congratulated Colonel Raul Jerrick of the Guyana Defence Force who was awarded a Master of Arts in Security Studies, with an emphasis on Countering Terrorism, from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

He is only the second Guyanese officer to graduate from this prestigious institution.

Colonel Jerrick’s thesis focused on ideological radicalization. He also studied Defense Capability Development and Innovation and Adaption in the Military, the Embassy said in its statement.

The Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, California, offers over 75 unique academic curricula to military and civilian members of the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies around the world.

Colonel Jerrick’s education was funded through the U.S. Government’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) programme. IMET trains military students throughout the world and builds alliances for the future.

In 2021, IMET funded education for 32 members of the Guyana Defence Force and two members of the Government of Guyana, totalling US$539,000.

The investment is part of the U.S. commitment to Guyana’s security.

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