U.S. Consul General Hawthorne Hosts Reception For CAPSTONE Group
U.S. Consul General Margaret Hawthorne hosted a reception for former Commander of
SOUTHCOM General Douglas Fraser and the CAPSTONE group, which is a joint service
professional military education organization for newly promoted brigadier generals, rear
admirals serving in the U.S. military, and some newly appointed members of the civilian Senior
Executive Service serving in the U.S. Department of Defense.
The group is on Curacao to observe how military forces and other elements of national power
are integrated and used to support national military strategies, and how joint, interagency, and
multinational operations support strategic national objectives.
Minister of Traffic, Transport, and Urban Planning Zita Jesus-Leito, Minister of Health,
Environment, and Nature Suzy Camelia-Romer, and President of Parliament William Millerson
attended the event together with other guests from the government, the private sector, the
consular corps, and local and Dutch law enforcement.
“Just as we worked together in WWII to face a common threat, we work together now to
protect our citizens against transnational criminal organizations, particularly narcotics,
weapons, and human traffickers. And for this, we want to thank the Government of Curacao for
being such a strong partner,” CG Hawthorne said.