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Peruvian forces: West Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the State Partnership Program met with Peruvian military leadership in Lima, Peru recently to develop a path forward for future engagements in the coming months and years.

WVNG Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, and senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Allen, along with the SPP team and U.S. Embassy in Peru personnel, met individually and collectively with various high ranking officials within the Peruvian military forces to establish priorities through key leader engagement.

Altogether, meetings occurred between the WVNG and the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Mr. Krishna Urs, Peruvian army and air force commanding generals, operations officers and other key leaders of the service branches and joint force, as well as the leaders of the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) and National Emergency Operations Center.

“Having the opportunity to meet face to face with the new leadership in the Peruvian military and civilian authorities to establish goals and objectives to move our strong partnership forward was an important step in ensuring we help our partner nation grow and prosper militarily,” said Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, the WVNG Adjutant General. “Our Soldiers and Airmen in West Virginia possess unique skill sets that align perfectly with what our Peruvian partners need to further develop their military programs and response efforts.”

He continued, “They ultimately want what we want in West Virginia, to be a force capable of responding to their people when they need them most and I know we can help them achieve that goal.” Read more

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Peruvian forces: West Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the State Partnership Program met with Peruvian military leadership in Lima, Peru recently to develop a path forward for future engagements in the coming months and years.

WVNG Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, and senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Allen, along with the SPP team and U.S. Embassy in Peru personnel, met individually and collectively with various high ranking officials within the Peruvian military forces to establish priorities through key leader engagement.

Altogether, meetings occurred between the WVNG and the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Mr. Krishna Urs, Peruvian army and air force commanding generals, operations officers and other key leaders of the service branches and joint force, as well as the leaders of the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) and National Emergency Operations Center.