The European Documentation Centre of Almeria presents a new section of the digital fund that includes interviews conducted by the Director Ana Fe Gil Serra to institutional representatives, prominent people in the field of business, researchers, etc.
This section aims to be an attractive and direct communication space, offering added value in the field of Community policies that affect the European institutions and Spain.
The most significant interviews will be included in the bulletins that the CDE periodically publishes.
On this occasion Ana Fe Gil Serra, Director of the CDE of Almeria, interviews Juan Manuel Garrido-Arroquia y Noves, Colonel Juan Manuel Garrido-Arroquia y Noves, currently Head of the Spanish Army’s Lessons Learned Section, under the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
In this interview, Garrido-Arroquia talks about Operation BALMIS, the operation that has given the Armed Forces the greatest visibility among the Spanish citizens, highlighting the extraordinary welcome given by the population and the importance of this welcome as a factor that multiplies the morale of the personnel. The Colonel also gives a detailed account of how the coordination and implementation was carried out and which troops participated in it.
Colonel Garrido-Arroquia also talks about the implementation and management of Lessons Learned as well as the Annual Plan for Lessons Learned (PAOLA in Spanish). The Colonel emphasizes the need to have a system that allows for learning from what has been done well, what has been done badly and what can be improved, since many people’s lives could depend on that correct learning.