The United States recognized Colombia’s Military Forces on Friday for their effort and commitment towards Human Rights causes in the country.
According to the U.S. Institute for Hemispheric Security Cooperation, the Colombian Army stood out as unique in the world with regard to it’s Human Rights leadership and the fact that it has human rights offices in it’s divisions, brigades and battalions, reported Colombia’s presidential website on Friday.
Lt Colonel Javier Alberto Ayala Amaya was awarded the medal of Commander of the U.S. Army, for his meritorious service and outstanding professionalism as an instructor in the field of Human Rights.
In addition, the rules of behavior in combat and confrontation employed by the Army reflects the experience of the troops in operational law, which places the institution as a hemispheric leader in education and training programs.
Lt Colonel Amaya is part of a large group of Colombia officers and civilians who educate on human rights abroad.