Sept. 22, 2020
U.S., Colombian Army Bilateral Staff Talks essential to interoperability, stability in Western Hemisphere
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Nine months ago Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commanding general, was in Colombia standing shoulder-to-shoulder next to Gen. Eduardo E. Zapateiro, Colombian National Army commanding general, at the conclusion of a foreign airborne jump wing exchange between paratroopers of both nations. On Sept. 18, the two generals were only able to greet each other virtually at the conclusion of the 11th U.S. – Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks. The goal during the staff talks was to develop a bilateral engagement plan with the Colombian Army, which continues to strengthen their relationship with the U.S. Army.