GDF Colonel graduates with Masters from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

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IMET Graduate Colonel Raul Jerrick

Guyana Defence Force officer, Colonel Raul Jerrick, has successfully graduated from the United States Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Arts in Security Studies that has an emphasis on Countering Terrorism.

This was announced by the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown today.

It was noted that Colonel Jerrick’s thesis focused on ideological radicalisation. He also studied Defense Capability Development and Innovation and Adaption in the Military.

He is only the second Guyanese officer to graduate from the prestigious institution.

The Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, California, offers over 75 unique academic curricula to military and civilian members of the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies around the world.

Colonel Jerrick’s education was funded through the U.S. Government’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program.

IMET trains military students throughout the world and builds alliances for the future. In 2021, IMET funded education for 32 members of the Guyana Defence Force and two members of the Government of Guyana, totally $539K USD.

The investment is part of the U.S. commitment to Guyana’s security.