USARPAC CG travels to China, Vietnam, Korea

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photo by U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, meets with Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc, vice minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, during his recent visit to Vietnam.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army-Pacific commander, meets with Ha Kim Ngoc, vice minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, during his recent visit to Vietnam. (Photo by U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — U.S. Army-Pacific’s commanding general, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, traveled to China, Vietnam and Korea during a recent trip through the Pacific region, Jan. 12 to 24, with his attention focusing on strengthening relationships with U.S. regional counterparts and the rebalance to the Pacific.

(Photo by U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs) Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, visits a unit with the 102nd Regiment Mechanized Infantry, People's Army of Vietnam, during a recent visit to Vietnam.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, visits a unit with the 102nd Regiment Mechanized
Infantry, People’s Army of Vietnam, during a recent visit to Vietnam. (Photo by U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

Brooks first stopped in China where he met with U.S. Embassy and People’s Liberation Army senior leaders.

His visit also included presentations to the students and faculty at the National Defense University in Beijing and the Beijing Military Attaché Corps Army Club.

He concluded his visit with a stop in Haikou, Hainan Province to observe USARPAC Soldiers participating in the U.S.-China 10th Disaster Management Exchange, a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief military exchange designed to promote cooperation in disaster response.

The visit fosters a broad foundation for increasing cooperation by enhancing stable, reliable and continuous military-to-military relationships.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, spoke to the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences staff and Professor Dr. Nguyen Nuan Thang during his recent trip to Vietnam, where he stressed the importance of a strong alliance between the two nations. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, spoke to the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences staff and Professor Dr. Nguyen Nuan Thang during his recent trip to Vietnam, where he stressed the importance of a strong alliance between the two nations. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs)

After China, Brooks stopped in Vietnam where he addressed the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. He stressed the importance of a strong alliance between the two nations. He also discussed upholding the Comprehensive Partnership initiative enacted by President Barack Obama and Vietnam’s president, President Trương Tấn Sang.

Brooks’ final stop was in Korea where he met with Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, Gen. Kim Yo Hwan, and ROKA Gen. Park Seon Woo, Combined Forces Command deputy commander.

During the visit, Brooks reaffirmed the ROK-US alliance, expressed USARPAC’s commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea, regional security and stability.

Brooks also highlighted USARPAC’s support role to U.S. Forces Korea and the relationship between the two commands.

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