The first U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command-led U.S.-Spanish Armies staff talks were held in Granada, Spain, June 27-29, 2017. The U.S. Army delegation was led by Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess, acting director of TRADOC’s Army Capabilities Integration Center (center). Maj. Gen. Antonio Ruiz Benitez led the Spanish Army delegation. Talks focused on Spanish Army lessons learned from experience leading the first NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force as well as as well lessons learned in order to improve interoperability between armies. Several follow on agreements were also made to share information on Spanish Army coastal artillery capabilities.
This visit built upon the United States’ and Spain’s long-standing relationship by fostering personal and professional bonds, increasing transparency and developing a shared understanding of both armies’ future opportunities and challenges. (Spanish Army photo by David Revelles Garcia)