MARFORSOUTH Press Releases

U.S. Marines to conduct security cooperation training in Peru
2 Sep 2016

U.S. Marines are scheduled to conduct theater security cooperation training in Peru, Sept. 2-8, with the Fuerzas de Infantería de Marina del Peru. 


The Marines will conduct bilateral training focused on small unit tactics, convoy operations and field medical care to improve interoperability with the Peruvian Marines, enhance military-to-military relations, and expose U.S. Marine Corps forces to different types of terrain for familiarity in the event of a natural disaster in the region.


The U.S. Marines will arrive in Peru aboard the USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304), a maritime prepositioning ship. The Marines are aboard the ship as part of Exercise Koa Moana 2016, a series of exercises between U.S. Marines and service members from partner nations across the Pacific.


Media interested in covering U.S. Marine Corps training in Peru should contact should contact the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Public Affairs Officer, Maj. Armando A. Daviu, email:, phone: 305-437-2554, or the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Peru, email:, phone: +51 (1) 618-2556.

Public Affairs Office

Marine Corps Forces South

Maj. Armando Daviu