During this year’s Projects Day, the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at the U.S. Military Academy virtually hosted U.S. Army South’s Deputy Commanding General—Interoperability GdB Alcides V. Faria Jr.
The Spanish group, Class of 2020 Cadets Alex Bayer, Jack Provost and Michael King, briefed Alcides on China’s influence in Argentina and Chile. The Portuguese group, Class of 2020 Cadets Brandon Roseborough, Wonha Kim and Christian Halcomb, discussed China’s influence in Brazil. Both briefs were conducted in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively, demonstrating the cadets’ ability to communicate and analyze complex problems in support of an Army service component.
Alcides’ lecture titled, “Brazil Army Perspective of South American Security Concerns,” provided cadets a unique glimpse into South American security challenges and how the Brazilian army tackles these issues.
“This is a very good opportunity to show a different perspective from a partner… to make people think a different way,” Alcides said of the opportunity to attend Projects Day and give a guest lecture.
Throughout this section of Projects Day, more than 200 participants from across U.S. South Command, U.S. Army South, West Point, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and many other education institutions participated. Read more.