US Army, Guyana Defence Force strengthen military partnership
FLASHBACK: Caribbean and US military participate in the Tradewinds 2023 exercise at Air Station London, Timehri (Delano Williams photo)
FLASHBACK: Caribbean and US military participate in the Tradewinds 2023 exercise at Air Station London, Timehri (Delano Williams photo)

THE leadership from the United States Army First Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) met November 27-28, as part of the United States and Guyana’s strong military to military partnership.

According to a press release from the US embassy, the US and Guyana defence 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 specialised unit of the US 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 Advisers stated: “We are thankful for the opportunity to train with the Guyana Defence Force as our partners and friends. We 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 US military training here in Guyana has been of tremendous benefit to the Medical Corps and the four Engineers Battalion. The transfer of knowledge and expertise from our US 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.
“As we witness the positive outcomes of this training, we are confident that the benefits will be enduring, impacting not only our force’s operational capabilities but also the professional growth of individual members. The SFAB programme, with its focus on enhancing the capabilities of partner forces, is a testament to the collaborative efforts between our nations. We look forward to seeing the continued positive impact of the US SFAB training on our force.”

The US 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, defence and public-security missions, and countering transnational crime.


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