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PORTUGAL CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 17, 2016

Chapter Visits Portugal's National Republican Guard

In May, the chapter organized a visit to the Center of Command and Operations Control (CCOC) of the National Republican Guard (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal. The chapter was welcomed by Lt. Gen. Manuel Couto, general commander of GNR, and Maj. Gen. Luis Botelho Miguel, operational commander. Thirty-six chapter members, including representatives from government, the military, academia and industry, participated in the event. The program began with a briefing on the activities of the GNR in the country and how it collaborates with national and international agencies and counterparts. Maj. Gen. Nuno Silva, deputy operational commander, led a visit to the CCOC, explaining the infrastructure and means used for constant monitoring and responding to national security incidents. Next with an interesting visit to the Museum of the GNR, which showed the historical evolution of this special body of troops responsible for security in Portugal for more than 215 years. The event ended with lunch with the officers of the operational command.

Event Photographs:

During a presentation in May, chapter members learn about the activities of the National Republican Guard (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal.
During a presentation in May, chapter members learn about the activities of the National Republican Guard (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Participants gather for a group photo during their May visit to the Center of Command and Operations Control (CCOC) of the National Republican Guard (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Participants gather for a group photo during their May visit to the Center of Command and Operations Control (CCOC) of the National Republican Guard (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Chapter President Mario C. Durao (l) exchanges momentos with the Portuguese operational commander during the May visit in Lisbon.
Chapter President Mario C. Durao (l) exchanges momentos with the Portuguese operational commander during the May visit in Lisbon.

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