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IADB meeting with Mr. Timothy Maynard , Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defence and Security), Prime Minister Office and Commander E.R. Shurland, Acting Chief of Staff, Barbados Defense Force

posted Dec 3, 2015, 10:17 AM by Jid Webmaster
The President of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), Vice Admiral Gonzalo Rios Polastri, met with Mr. Timothy Maynard , Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defense and Security), Prime Minister Office, and Commander E.R. Shurland, Acting Chief of Staff, Barbados Defense Force, on  the 25th November 15 in Bridgetown, Barbados. 

The meeting allowed for the provision of a quick update on the IADB and in particular on the IADB transformation process that is on-going, leading to a discussion on the emerging threats and the growing requirement for multi-agency collaboration and the employment of armed forces in non-traditional duties.

While elaborating on the new Master level degree being offered by the Inter-American Defense College, Vice-Admiral Rios reiterated the importance to obtain more students from the Caribbean Region, elaborating on the benefits for the students and the country they represent.

Mr. Timothy Maynard and Commander E.R. Shurland were very appreciative for this visit of the IADB and reiterated their support for the Board. 
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