With a life-long, on-the-ground exposure to and experience in Spanish speaking countries, Col McKay brings an unparalleled perspective to strategic and operational considerations in dealing domestically, in matters of commerce, national and localized security issues, nascent and on-going business operations, and coordination and support of U. S. national security goals and interests in conjunction with host nation governments. The latter is of particular importance in an age of globalization and an ever-increasing necessity for closer ties with Spanish-speaking countries, with an emphasis in the Western Hemisphere, for business, commerce, social, and mutually supporting national security interests.