NEWS | Nov. 29, 2011

Commander discusses JTF-B mission with Mr. Rosenblum

By Capt. Candice Allen Joint Task Force-Bravo Public Affairs

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras - Mr. Todd M. Rosenblum, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, visited Joint Task Force-Bravo Nov. 29.

Mr. Rosenblum met with JTF-Bravo senior leadership to discuss the task force's mission. JTF-Bravo servicemembers briefed the appointed official on JTF-Bravo's role in Central America.

As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, Mr. Rosenblum advises the Assistant Secretary of Defense on the homeland defense activities of the Department and regional security matters for the countries of the western hemisphere. He is responsible for managing the Department's relations with the National Security Staff and the Department of Homeland Defense.

JTF-Bravo is U.S Southern Command's only permanently deployed U.S. forces in the region. The organization's primary mission is to support and conduct joint, combined and interagency operations in the Joint Operations Area and to enhance regional cooperative security initiatives. Additionally, JTF-Bravo stands as U.S. Southern Command's force providers, prepared to respond to natural disasters such as severe flooding and landslides in the area.