Opening through the waters of the Naya River, the river support ship the ARC TNCIM Mario Alonso Villegas, detected from the bridge some camouflaged guerrillas in the dense forest of the Pacific, on the border between Valle and Cauca Departments.
Lieutenant Alexandra Chadid Santamaría, second commander of the ship as it supports the decisions of Lieutenant Commander Luis Francisco Chacón, shes ready and in attention with radar and men under her command and also the movements of the rebels.
Tension, mixed with the heat and humidity, is also felt in the engine room, where, at age 24, the ship's chief engineer, Lieutenant Alexandra Yuli Quiroga and six NCOs assume combat maneuvers that are practicing from a year ago in drills over the river.
Both officers are the first in the country to operate and plan strategies to fight with their captain in the chain of command in a river patrol vessel of the Colombian Navy.
They have responsibility for the tactics of war, Chadid as second in command and Quiroga as chief engineer. Therefore, among the other 23 non-commissioned officers and cadets of the opposite ***, these officers can not afford to blink or fall prey to nerves. they confess that they must have clear minds in any case if a battle starts