TEGUCIGALPA – Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami 22 January from visits to Colombia and Honduras.
This was his first visit to the region since taking over command of SOUTHCOM January 14.
In Colombia, Admiral Tidd met with civilian and military leadership to reinforce U.S. Southern Command’s strong relationship with our partners there.
During the orientation trip, Admiral Tidd also visited Honduras, where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Honduran military leaders, and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon.
“It is a strong sign of the importance of the US-Honduran partnership that Admiral Tidd chose Honduras as one of two countries he visited as the new SOUTHCOM commander,” commented Ambassador Nealon. “The visit helped ensure that Honduras’ civilian and military leadership know that there has been a seamless transition from the leadership of General Kelly to Admiral Tidd.”
Also while in Honduras, Admiral Tidd’s itinerary included a stop at Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base to meet with U.S. service members.
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