CCOPAB trains Mexican military staff for Peace Missions

Huehuetoca, Mexico – Between November 14 and 24, a Mobile Training Team (MTT), composed of instructors of the Brazilian Peace Operations Joint Training Center (CCOPAB, acronym in Portuguese), coordinated the first edition of the Unit Commanders and Joint Staff Course for military personnel of Mexico, who will be deployed to peace missions. The Course is being held for 40 military members, being 30 from the Army and 10 Marines in the 37-C Military Camp in Mexico. The MTT is composed of two officers and two NCOs from the Brazilian Army and one officer of the Brazilian Navy.

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During the Course, subjects of the Core Pre-Deployment Training Materials (CPTM) were delivered. The CPTM is the basic content required by the United Nations for those who will be deployed to Peace Missions. During the practical exercises, there was a simulation of possible events that may occur in UN Peace Operations, which covers the Rules of Engagement, Patrol, Checkpoint, Search Operation, First Aid and Paramedical Assistance.

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In the closing ceremony, the attendees received their certificates of conclusion, and General Porfirio Fuentes Vélez, Chief of the 5th Section of the Defense Joint Staff of Mexico attended the event as well.

The Mobile Training Teams of CCOPAB have already carried out trainings in Angola, Mozambique and Namibia. They follow the norms and recommendations made by the United Nations, which contributes for the training of military personnel designated for peace operations. This is a paramount strategic in order to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between Brazil and Friendly Nations.

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