Visit from Senior Leadership of the Florida National Guard

Press Release

April 26, 2021 


Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy welcomes Major General James O. Eifert – The Adjutant General of Florida National Guard –, and his senior advisor Command Sergeant Major David Lanham for a three-day visit to Guyana. The Major General will meet with counterparts in the Guyana Defence Force to fortify the already strong partnership that exists between the two countries.

The U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP) has been successfully building relationships with partner nation forces since 1993 and with Guyana since 2003.  Through SPP, the National Guard conducts military-to-military engagements to support defense and security cooperation around the world.

The partnership between the Florida National Guard and Guyana is a critical component of the security cooperation between the U.S. and Guyana. Through training and shared exercises, the relationships built continue to contribute to Guyana’s operational readiness and security.