The Conference of American Armies (CAA) is a Military Organization of an international nature made up and led by Armies from the American Continents, with the authorization of their respective countries, whose aims, structure and functions are found in the "REGULATIONS OF THE CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN ARMIES"
Founded in 1960 as an Army Commanders International Organization in the Western Hemisphere. Today it operates independently under its own CAA by-laws approved by the all CAA member army commanders.
The twenty member armies of the CAA today are:
Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru,Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The five observer armies of the CAA are: Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname.
Two international military organizations also enjoy observer status: the Conference of Central American Armed Forces and the Inter-American Defense Board.