Amman – Today, the Jordanian Armed Forces and United States inaugurated the Jordan Center for Counter Extremism’s (JCCE) research facility in Az-Zarqa. The Embassy’s Military Assistance program supported the center with over 1,000 specialized books for the center’s library.
JCCE Director Col. Mohammed Aref Al-Athmat, Colonel Marc LaRoche representing the U.S. Embassy, and Spirit of America Chief Operating Officer Isaac Eagan presided over the ceremony. The books were made possible through the efforts of the Military Assistance Program and Spirit of America, an American non-governmental organization.
Established in the summer of 2017, the JCCE is a fully-accredited institution conducting its inaugural Counter Extremism Master’s Program. Nineteen senior members from the Jordan Armed Forces and Jordanian civil service students are now enrolled in the 1-year program and will receive master’s degrees upon successful completion.
The Government of Jordan continues to be a bulwark in the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism, and remains one of the United States most valuable and trusted allies.
To learn more about this center, see a recent interview with JCCE’s director, Col Mohammed Aref Al-Athmat: http://unipath-magazine.com/undermining-extremism/