US-JA Partners on Countering Violent Extremist Organizations at Press Avail

Acting Counselor for Public Affairs Aamir Alavi moderates press avail with Jamaica's Chief of Defense Staff Major General Rocky Meade and U.S. Embassy's Defense Attache` LTC Pablo Alejandro Raggio on the 2018 Countering Violent Extremist Organizations (CVEO) Conference held October in Maryland.

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U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel, Pablo Alejandro Raggio addressing journalists at press avail on the recently concluded 2018 Countering Violent Extremist Organizations Conference

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Jamaica’s Chief of Defense Staff Major General Rocky Meade addressing journalists at press avail on the recently concluded 2018 Countering Violent Extremist Organizations Conference

U.S. Embassy Kingston, hosted journalists at a press-avail covering the recently concluded Countering Violent Extremist Organizations (CVEO) Conference held October 15 and 16 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The Conference bought together chiefs of defense from all parts of the world to share information, intelligence and best practices to counter global security threats. The two presenters were Jamaica’s Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Rocky Ricardo Meade of the Jamaica Defense Force, and Lieutenant Colonel, Pablo Alejandro Raggio, Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Kingston. During the Q&A segment, they shared on Jamaica’s leadership role in the region in countering foreign terrorist fighters, and violent extremism, security cooperation and capacity building and why the Jamaica Defense Force is a strategic partner for the United States Department of Defense.