Washington DC — Royal Bahamas Defence Force Lieutenant Commanders Sonia Miller and Kenneth Forbes and Security Attache at the Embassy in Washington DC, John Delancey, were among the Caribbean participants who graduated on Friday, 28th July, 2017 from the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC) at the William J Perry Centre for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC. The participants completed 4 weeks of distance learning and 2 weeks of residency for the Course Washington DC 17 – 28 July, 2017.
The objective of the CDSC is to help participants develop and expand their competence in analyzing issues and working with policy, strategy, planning, and resource management in the security and defense sectors. Participants study international and national security environments and processes; defense and security policy formulation and implementation; resource management; cooperation between civilians and the military in the enforcement of laws; defense economics; transnational security issues; and inter-agency and international coordination, in order to produce more effective national security and defense policies. The course highlights the issues and challenges confronting the English-speaking nations in the Caribbean region.
Caption – From Left to Right: Security Attache John Delancey; RBDF Lieutenant Commander Sonia Miller; Ambassador Eugene Newry; RBDF Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Forbes and Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour at the graduation ceremony for the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC) at the William J Perry Centre for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC.