US Mexican naval attache home involved in security incident
By Chris Covert
The home of a US military attache in Mexico City was the subject of a security incident last week, according to Mexican news reports.
A report which appeared in the leftist newsweekly Proceso, reported that the incident took place September 22nd at the home of Rear Admiral (Lower Half) J. Collin Kilrain in Mexico City.
Local police responded to an alarm at the admiral's residence in Lomas de Chapultepec colony at around 1430 hrs September 22nd. News reports do not say why the alarm sounded, but hinted that a burglary may have taken place.
The report does not say whether Admiral Kilrain was present when police arrived, but reports do say that security personnel from the US embassy identified as Russo Michel and Teofilo Serrano and an investigator identified as Jorge Becerril Mendoza appeared at the residence after police arrived.
The Mexican Federal Public ministry did not publicly release the details of the incident. The information about the incident appeared in La Razon newspaper Friday.
A report published in the Fayetteville, North Carolina Observer September 14th, a week before the incident, said that Admiral Kilrain had been residing in Texas and had been appointed assistant commander of operations, as announced by US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and US Navy chief of operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert.
The official announcement of the appointment on the website Defense.gov said that the admiral was employed in Brownsville, Texas. Reports say the admiral is a SEAL.
Admiral Kilrain made flag rank in December 2011, and had been moved from director, combating terrorism, National Security Council to the military attache spot in Mexico City.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
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