Army Col. Thomas D. Boccardi assumes command of Joint Task Force- Bravo, at Soto Cano Air Base, Republic of Honduras by accepting the guidon from Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, the U.S. Southern Command commander June 20, 2013. Col. Boccardi assumed command from Army Col. Guy A. LeMire. Joint Task Force-Bravo operates on the Honduran military installation, Soto Cano Air Base, in central Honduras and is comprised of more than 600 U.S. military personnel and more than 650 U.S and Honduran civilians. JTF-Bravo works to build partnerships with Honduras and other Central American countries to foster security, stability and prosperity for the Americas. JTF-Bravo conducts a variety of missions in Central America from supporting U.S. Government operations to counter transnational crime to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and building partner capacities. The successful completion of these missions allows JTF-Bravo to promote security throughout the region, which is the foundation for stable and productive societies.


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