The Colombian Army Special Operations Forces took home the prestigious top honors at the 15th annual Fuerzas Commando 2019 competition. 

Fuerzas Commando is a friendly but spirited competition of special operations military and police units from Central and South America. The competition, which began in 2004, is sponsored by the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and orchestrated by the U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH). The 2019 competition was hosted in Santiago, Chile at the Chilean Army’s Brigada de Operaciones Especiales “Lautaro” in Santiago.

Logo for Fuerzas Comando 2019

The competition took place over a nine-day period, lasting from June 17 through closing ceremonies on June 27. The Colombians took home the trophy for the top finishing team for the tenth time in the 15 years the competition has been conducted. Colombia also won the Fuerzas Commando in Chile in 2005, Paraguay 2006, Honduras 2007, USA 2008, Colombia 2012 and 2014, Guatemala 2015, Peru 2016, and Panama in 2018.

The Chilean SF unit finished in second place while Ecuador came in third. The team from the United States came in sixth.