Kentucky Guardsmen, Ecuador's special forces unite in urban warfare exchange
Ecuadorian Army Col. Gustavo Iturralde, commander of the 9th Special Forces Brigade "Patria", points to a terrain model of Cotapaxi Prison during a subject matter expert exchange on urban operations sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program on March 18, 2024. In his discussion, Iturralde highlighted Ecuadorian Army lessons learned while conducting urban operations to seize and retake the Cotopaxi prison earlier in the year. (Kentucky Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner)