DVIDS – News – Joint Interagency Activity Power West Helps Girls Peace and Safety in Vietnam

Joint Interagency Activity Power West (JIATF West), a standing joint process power of U.S Indo-Pacific Command, in partnership with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Hanoi Nation Workplace (CO), facilitated a U.S. navy medical coaching workforce, from August twenty ninth – September sixteenth, to conduct an officer survival and tactical medical mentorship course with the Ministry of Public Safety (MPS) Counter Narcotics Police power (C-04) at their coaching facility in Cua Lo, Nghe An Vietnam. The workforce was comprised of medical specialists from 1-1 Special Forces Battalion (Airborne) and ninth Mission Assist Command, 4960th multi-function coaching brigade, from Okinawa and Hawaii.

JIATF West executes Constructing Companion Capability (BPC) 333 packages (10 U.S.C. § 333) which have lengthy served to construct partnerships with overseas nations by offering tools and coaching to boost accomplice nations’ capabilities. Lately, JIATF West added the combination of Girls Peace and Safety (WPS) to additional improve the effectiveness of those actions.

The 2017 WPS Act established U.S. regulation to advance the significant participation of ladies in peace and safety and guarantee their security in disaster and battle, by means of the combination of gender views into the planning course of and operations.

The U.S. Division of Protection (DoD), in step with the DoD WPS Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan, implements three protection aims. The primary goal seems internally and seeks to exemplify a various group that permits ladies to meaningfully take part in all specialties, in any respect ranks, throughout the joint power. The second goal focuses on supporting companions and Allies of their efforts to advance significant participation of ladies in protection and safety sectors. The ultimate goal prioritizes protection and safety sectors, guaranteeing ladies and ladies are secure and safe with human rights protected in regular state, disaster, and battle.

The DEA Hanoi CO and MPS C-04 have a robust bilateral partnership in confronting regional illicit narcotics trafficking and cooperation on coaching. JIATF West helps DEA packages by integrating and synchronizing BPC 333 packages, offering tools and coaching to accomplice nations to boost capabilities.

JIATF West and DEA Hanoi CO cooperated with MPS C-04 to advertise gender integration in coaching and spotlight ladies serving in all ranks and occupations for protection and safety sectors, in addition to the significance of blended gender groups throughout medical operations and its influence on mission success.

Girls comprise of 5 % of Vietnamese Regulation Enforcement and serve throughout all sectors.

Senior Lt. Col. Bui Xuan Lengthy, C-04 Chief of Employees, highlighted the significance of the coaching.

“The coaching course is one exercise below the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between MPS of Vietnam and DEA of the U.S. … the MOU has been renewed in August 2022 in Bali, Indonesia,” stated Lengthy, “It is a crucial coaching course aiming at constructing capability for anti-narcotic forces and successfully guaranteeing the security and well being of all our officers on obligation.”

Rear Adm. Charles Fosse, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of JIATF West, spoke on the significance of incorporating WPS.
“Incorporating WPS into BPC packages permits for a rise in consciousness and understanding of WPS ideas and their relevance to accomplice nations’ protection and safety sectors,” stated Fosse, “It develops the talents essential to combine a gender perspective into Allied and accomplice nation protection and safety sector planning, insurance policies, operations, engagements, and assessments which in flip permits us to make sure we’re assembly the safety wants of total populations.”

USINDOPACOM Command Gender Advisor Ms. Sharon Feist expressed her appreciation for the medical coaching workforce’s efforts. “Integrating WPS ideas is a low-cost power multiplier that not solely demonstrates U.S. dedication to human rights and the worldwide guidelines primarily based order, but additionally supplies our companions with sensible, actionable subsequent steps that strengthen institutional capability.”

JIATF West is dedicated to integrating WPS into BPC packages and is devoted to modeling and implementing WPS ideas by guaranteeing their employees is educated on integration of gender views in navy operations and by serving as gender focal factors and gender advisors of the USINDOPACOM gender community.

Going ahead, JIATF West will proceed to advance WPS alongside their companions all through the area, guaranteeing the event of inclusive safety outcomes, and additional selling a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Date Taken: 01.12.2023
Date Posted: 01.20.2023 19:51
Story ID: 437036
Location: US

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