The first Mexican contingent of 240 elements of the Army, Navy and National Guard, who will participate in peace missions of the United Nations Organization (UN), began specialized training prior to their deployment to a country in conflict. This is the Joint Company of Engineers of Mexico for Peacekeeping Operations, made up of 220 elements from the Army, 15 from the Navy and 5 from the National Guard, who will participate in the peacekeeping missions ordered by the Secretary General of the UN.
When reviewing the contingent of engineers, at the Joint Peace Operations Center of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), located in the State of Mexico, the Inspector and Comptroller General of the Army and Air Force of Sedena, Carlos Arturo Pancardo Escudero highlighted that it is the first time that Mexico will deploy elements for peacekeeping missions as a group.
He mentioned that the entry into office of this company makes clear the evolution that the country has had in terms of participation in peacekeeping operations, by becoming the first contingent of military, naval and police personnel to be deployed in these operations.
Pancardo Escudero affirmed that the company of engineers has a flexible formation in which the military, marines and national guards come together. In this regard, the military command indicated that in the contingent that took office, there are 63 women at various levels of command.