94th AAMDC hosts LANPAC AMD panel

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii- U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez (right), the commanding general of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, led an air and missile defense panel discussion focused on ÒLand Forces in the Air and Missile Defense and Emerging CapabilitiesÓ, May 25, 2016, during the fourth annual Land Forces Pacific Symposium (LANPAC) 2016, May 24-26, hosted by the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare at Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez (right), the commanding general of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, leads an air and missile defense panel discussion, May 25, during the fourth annual Land Forces Pacific Symposium.

Story and photo by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command

 

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a discussion panel during the fourth annual Land Forces Pacific Symposium 2016, May 24-26, hosted by the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare at Honolulu.

The symposium and exhibition is a professional development forum providing unique opportunities, through panel discussions, for U.S. Army, Department of State, joint and regional partners to discuss the key roles of the Pacific land forces within the Asia Pacific region.

“This year, over 2000 personnel are attending great exhibits,” said Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific. “Everywhere you look, you will see professionals from our government, defense industry, and experts from the academic community. In addition, we welcome (leaders) from up to 23 nations. These are our partners, allies and friends from across the Indo-Asia Pacific region.”

This year’s LANPAC theme, “Assuring Stability and Security-Strengthening Land Force Teams,” highlighted the significant contributions of land forces in the Pacific.

Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez, commander, 94th AAMDC, led an air and missile defense panel discussion focused on “Land Forces in the Air and Missile Defense and Emerging Capabilities.” He began the panel by explaining the evolution of the threat capabilities within the Pacific region.

“Over the last couple of years, we have seen a more complex threat, a more capable threat and more capacity,” Sanchez said. “We have seen reduced warnings … and a greater use of deception then in the past.

“For the 94th, that means that there are a lot more capabilities that can be considered off pen capabilities. It causes us at the area air defense level to deploy forces and increase our readiness posture (in the Pacific),” he said.

During the discussion, the panel highlighted the joint and combined area air defense commander’s roles and responsibilities, the global and theater aspects of air and missile defense, and some of the academic and material solutions to the missile threats.

Following his second consecutive year serving as the chair for the LANPAC AMD discussion panel, Sanchez is preparing for his next assignment as commanding general of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

 

Watch the discussion

To watch the entire discussion panel, visit www.dvidshub.net/video/465707/lanpac-panel-discussion-6-land-forces-air-missile-defense-and-emerging-capabilities-clean #.V1IA35MrLy9.

 

 

 

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