In early November, a delegation of 25 U.S. Army officers traveled to Colombia to take part in the Comprehensive Action and Development International Certificate. The course took place November 8th-20th at the School of International Missions and Comprehensive Action (ESMAI, in Spanish), in Bogotá.
The course seeks to pass along the Comprehensive Action and Development doctrine, whose strategy is based on the concept of synchronization, coordination, and integration among government institutions, private organizations, and civil society to achieve stability in the country. The U.S. officers’ goal was to get basic knowledge on the Comprehensive Action systems to prepare for an imminent deployment in Colombia.
“It’s like an introduction to what Comprehensive Action is, so that they can learn about this subsystem and the country’s current situation,” Colombian Army Captain Rubén Eloy Ramírez Sánchez, instructor of ESMAI’s Comprehensive Action and Development course, told Diálogo. “[It’s] for them to be able to plan and help us execute our missions in the future.”