In period 10.-13.9.2006 by personal invitation of Gen Kearny (Special Forces Command –centre) delegation of 601st Special Forces Group lead by deputy commander Lt Col Milan Kovanda attended special forces symposium
in Tampa (Florida) the hometown of Regional Command Centre. “Building and perfection of abilities of army antiterrorist units” was theme of the conference. Despite the Czech Army Special Force is not part of this region, our delegation has been invited.
Anti-terrorist strategic and operational tasks as well as variation of the combat, in Mid East and Africa, were the main theme of conference. Necessity to built coalition compatibility, cooperation and information exchange between different Special Forces cells was the theme of special panel discussion.
In his final speech, SOCCENT commander evaluated results of states actively taking part in combat against terrorism in different parts of the world. High evaluation of combat successes of 601st Special Forces Group members in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was that Czech Republic, relatively small country was named as an example of practical contribution in fight against world evil.