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ISG’S “WOMEN’S INTEGRATION INTO THE ARMED FORCES” SEMINAR WRAPS IN COLOMBIA
Oct 31, 2023
A SUCCESSFUL END TO THE TWO-YEAR EDUCATING-THE-EDUCATORS SEMINAR SERIES ON CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS IN GHANA
Mr. Nicholas (Nick) Tomb – a Functional Lead for Security Governance and Civil-Military Relations at the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) – recently returned from Washington D.C., where he presented on the successful completion of a two-year (2020-2022), in-country Educating-the-Educators Seminar Series for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to the Bureau for Political-Military Affairs and the Africa Bureau for Regional Security Affairs. As Mr. Tomb reported in his presentation, the goals of the seminar series were to enable the GAF to conduct Civil-Military Operations (CMO) education on its own and to develop a program of instruction tailored to the specific needs of its military.
IDARM COMPLETES 3-DAY INTENSIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR LATIN AMERICAN PARTNERS
ISG's International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team recently completed a 3-day intensive "Principles of Defense Acquisition Management" virtual workshop. This workshop provided 16 international military students from Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala an examination of fundamental defense acquisition, logistics. and life cycle cost management considerations. Students were engaged in identifying challenges and opportunities to improve current acquisition management systems within Latin America & the Caribbean defense and security forces in the context of a real world scenario. Students highlighted the enriching experience of participating in a multilateral courses as it enabled a sharing of different perspectives, similar challenges, and practical opportunities for improving decision making.
CIVILIAN HARM MITIGATION WITH THE PHILIPPINE ARMED FORCES
The Institute for Security Governance recently conducted engagements with the Philippine Army, Air Force, and Special Operations Command with support from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). The engagements focused on Civilian Harm Mitigation in accordance with the Philippines’ new defense posture towards territorial defense.
MARITIME SECURITY RESIDENT COURSE
ISG recently completed a two-week “Fundamentals of Maritime Security” course with 26 international participants from 13 countries.
In addition to presentations and exercises, highlights of the course included visits to USCG Station Monterey and tour of their 47-foot Motor Life Boats and their 87-foor Cutter HAWKSBILL as well as an all-day visit to San Francisco’s Japanese-American Historical Society’s Military Intelligence School, the Civil War-era Fort Point, and the USS Pampanito, a World War II submarine.
ICB AT WORK IN SOMALIA
The Institute for Security Governance recently completed an Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) workshop in Somalia on Human Resource Management and Logistics to facilitate integration between the Danab Brigade, the Somalia National Army (SNA) personnel, and logistics headquarter staffs. These specific capacity building efforts support the Danab Brigade in performing its critical counter-terrorism role in Somalia – a key shared bilateral security goal as well as one of AFRICOM’s top priorities.
ISG SUPPORTS 2023 DREE PLANNING EVENT
ISG supported U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in the initial planning and design of the 2023 "Pacific Resilience" Disaster Exercise and Exchange (DREE) in Tumon, Guam. National delegates from Republic of Korea, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives attended the event, which was hosted at the Guam National Guard Headquarters. The Pacific Resilience multinational exercise series aims to increase unity of effort, interoperability, and disaster response capacity within the regional Indo-Pacific disaster management community of practice.