Fuerzas Comando is a military exercise consisting of a skills competition between military and police Special Operations teams from the Western Hemisphere. The event will be hosted by Colombia in 2020. Teams from about 20 countries, including the United States, will be taking part in the challenging contest, which promotes military-to-military relationships, increases training knowledge, and improves regional security.
The 2020 Fuerzas Comando competition will be the 16th annual iteration of a competition that has been dominated by Colombia. The Special Operations teams from Colombia have won 10 of the 15 competitions thus far, including the 2019 Fuerzas Comando that was held in Chile. Operating on their home turf, the Colombian team will be hard to beat and are the obvious favorites to win again this year.
Fuerzas Comando has two distinct parts: a special operations skills competition and a senior leader seminar that is focused on countering terrorism.
The purpose of the seminar is to build stronger partnerships while improving regional security. It is normally attended by senior SOF leadership from each country and/or cabinet-level counterterrorism decision-makers. The seminar focuses on topics that include transnational and transregional threat networks and the impact those threats have on regional security and stability including the employment of special operations forces to counter security threats.