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Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard, Major General Emmett Titshaw paid a courtesy call to Chief of Staff Commodore Gary Best at his office at Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna on Wednesday January 16, 2013.


It was the Adjutant General’s first visit to the GDF and so the two officers mulled likely areas of cooperation between the Guyana Defence Force and the Florida National Guard and also initiated points of contact to facilitate easier communication between the two Forces.


COS Cdre Best was also privy to the training opportunities which the Florida National Guard has to offer as well as that Force’s experience in the areas of Disaster Management and Personnel Security. The benefits and means for the enhancement of State Partnership programmes also formed part of the discussions.


Additionally, the two officers have explored the possibility of a reciprocal visit by a team from the Guyana Defence Force.

Commodore Best also extended an open invitation for the Commander to return at any time to visit the GDF.

The Florida National Guard is the National Guard Force of the U.S. state of Florida. It comprises the Florida Army National Guard and the Florida Air National Guard.  Though it is charged with federal and state  missions, the National Guard troops may also be called into active federal service with the United States Army or the United States Air Force and deployed world-wide with their active duty Army and Air Force counterparts.