U.S. National Guard of Colorado to share tactics and techniques with Jordanian armed forces 3003146

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Defence & Security News - Jordan

 
 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 01:00 PM
 
U.S. National Guard of Colorado to share tactics and techniques with Jordanian armed forces.
Senior United States and Jordanian military leaders sought to deepen the already robust National Guard State Partnership Program pairing of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Colorado.
     
Senior United States and Jordanian military leaders sought to deepen the already robust National Guard State Partnership Program pairing of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Colorado.
United States Army Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, consults at the Pentagon on Oct. 29 with senior leaders guiding the National Guard's response to Hurricane Sandy as part of the federal, state and local team. (Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)
     

Army Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general of the Colorado National Guard, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, the senior enlisted adviser to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, met with Jordanian counterparts during a two-day visit here that reinforced the thriving partnership between Colorado and Jordan.

The visit included a dinner hosted by Gen. Mashal Al-Zaben, chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs of Staff, and meetings with His Royal Highness Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein of Jordan and Maj. Gen. Mansour AlJobour, commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

“I underscored to Gen. Al-Zaben my strong personal commitment to work closely with Maj. Gen. Edwards, in coordination with United States Central Command, to deepen our already superb National Guard State Partnership Program partnership with Jordan even further and thanked him for Jordan's important contribution to regional security and stability,” Grass said.

“The National Guard does three things very well,” Grass said. “We fight our nation’s wars, we protect the homeland and we sustain robust global partnerships like that between the Colorado National Guard and Jordan.”

The military leaders discussed the current security situation in the region and military cooperation. Among other goals, the Jordanian armed forces seeks to accelerate development of its noncommissioned officer corps. Steps Jordan has taken include appointing the nation’s first sergeant major of the Jordanian armed forces.

The Colorado National Guard is examining the potential for sharing tactics, techniques and procedures for maneuvering over rugged land terrain with the Jordanian armed forces, Edwards said. Colorado National Guard members routinely deal with challenging terrain, including the Rocky Mountains, in both aerial and land operations.

 

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