Bogota (Colombia) – Between July 27 and 29, Brazilian military members of the Mission of Trainers and Advisors in Humanitarian Demining in Colombia (MIADH-CO), participated in a command meeting of the Humanitarian Demining Brigade of Colombia, the only Great Unit of this nature existing in the world and which has seven humanitarian demining battalions.
In the opportunity, Colonel Marton Daniel Grala, Chief of MIADH-CO, presented the results achieved by the mission in the first semester of 2022, highlighting the work developed by the ten Brazilian military, from the Army and Navy, that currently compose it.
The participation of the Brazilian Engineering Corps contributes to increase the operational capacity of the Colombian Military Forces in the activities of removal of explosive artifacts and antipersonnel mines.
Military of the Brazilian Army stands out as Instructor of Demining Center in Colombia
Nilo (Colombia) – Sub-Lieutenant Jefferson da Silva Lima, Brazilian military that integrates the Mission of Instructors and Advisors in Humanitarian Demining in Colombia (MIADH-CO), stood out among all the instructors of the International Demining Center (CIDES) of the Colombian Army, located in the Military Fort of Tolemaida, in the first semester of 2022.
During this period, he instructed Colombian officers and enlisted men on the International Standards for Mine Action (IMAS), the Colombian Technical Standards (NTC), and the Approved Operating Procedures (POA) for the conduct of humanitarian demining work by the Colombian Military Forces, with emphasis on signage, marking and organization of the work site, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD); and Human Rights.
At the end of the courses, he was submitted to the evaluation of the teachers and students, under educational criteria such as teaching methodology, use of technologies, availability to answer questions, simplicity, and content fulfillment, presenting the best performance among all instructors of that educational establishment.
The CIDES has had Brazilian instructors since its creation six years ago, which contributes to expand the operational capacity of the Colombian Military Forces in the activities of explosive artifact and antipersonnel mine removal.
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***