U.S. Southern Command will partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) to share its expertise during a month-long Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise in Port of Spain.
The training began June 30 and will primarily engage the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard in a comprehensive bilateral training program which includes first aid, boat and engine maintenance, and maritime operations. It will also enable the U.S. team to hone their military tactics and skills in unfamiliar settings, as most of the training will be carried out in the Chaguaramas area.
The JCET demonstrates the strong partnership between the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago based on mutual respect and shared interests in the region. Both countries look forward to furthering bilateral cooperation and strengthening the relationship in a transparent way.
The U.S. has carried out similar training exercises and humanitarian work in several countries including Guyana, Uruguay and Jamaica.
– The U.S. Embassy