Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations Center
The Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations Centre (Spanish: Centro Conjunto para Operaciones de Paz de Chile), also known as CECOPAC (Centro Conjunto para Operaciones de Paz de Chile) is a peacekeeping force led by Chile. It was the Chilean aid to the United Nations. Led by Colonel Valentín Segura, the force was preset in many situations, including parts of the Afghanistan War.
In 1935, Chile formed the Neutral Military Committee during the Boreal Chaco conflict between Ecuador and Peru. In 1949 to this day, Chile also joined in the United Nations mission in India and Pakistan. As a part of the UN, Chile decided to send their troops in their events as peacekeepers, not soldiers. Chile served in several other "wars" as peacekeepers following the aftermath. They were also sent to countries that were hostile environments, like Cambodia, or recently wrecked countries like Haiti. They first really did fighting when in 2003 some of their men were hired as Private security contractors. From then on, they have been continuing their work under command of Colonel Valentín Segura, who took over the post of director in 2007. Segura, who led Operation Shua Polar I in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, also served in Bosnia and Herzegovina.