Fifth annual LANPAC kicks off

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gen. Robert B. Brown (right), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, chaired the first of thirteen LANPAC 2017 panels and forums that will discuss the readiness of land forces throughout the region, integration of those land forces into multiple domains, and the impact of people empowered by leadership and technology.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough, U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

Gen. Robert B. Brown (right), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, chaired the first of thirteen LANPAC 2017 panels and forums that will discuss the readiness of land forces throughout the region, integration of those land forces into multiple domains, and the impact of people empowered by leadership and technology. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough, U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. Christopher McCullough
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

HONOLULU — Representatives from 27 of 36 nations from throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region – to include nine chiefs of armies – gathered in Hawaii to kick off the 5th annual Land Forces of the Pacific (LANPAC) Symposium & Exposition May 23.

“I’m very encouraged by the fact that 27 nations are here – and nine chiefs of armies – because we have to solve these complex challenges together,” said Gen. Robert B. Brown, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific. “These things no longer impact small numbers. They impact everybody. The (Internet) connectivity causes it to impact the entire world, no question about it.”

Gen. Robert B. Brown (right), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, chaired the first of thirteen LANPAC 2017 panels and forums that will discuss the readiness of land forces throughout the region, integration of those land forces into multiple domains, and the impact of people empowered by leadership and technology.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough, U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

Gen. Robert B. Brown (right), Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, chaired the first of thirteen LANPAC 2017 panels and forums that will discuss the readiness of land forces throughout the region, integration of those land forces into multiple domains, and the impact of people empowered by leadership and technology. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chris McCullough, U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs)

The three-day symposium provides an opportunity for land force commanders from the U.S., along with joint and regional partners, to include Japan, Nepal, the Republic of Korea and Vanuatu, to discuss critical topics that affect security and cooperation across the Pacific.

Gen. Brown chaired the first of 13 LANPAC 2017 panels and forums that will discuss the readiness of land forces throughout the region, integration of those land forces into multiple domains, and the impact of people empowered by leadership and technology.

The first panel, “Perspectives in Land Force Roles and Opportunities,” highlighted the challenges and opportunities land forces face in the Pacific region, which extends over nearly half the world’s surface and is home to half the world’s population.

The keynote address for Wednesday was Adm. Harry Harris, the U.S. Pacific Command commander.

 

Live Streaming

Live streaming of the panel discussions can be found on the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/lanpac.

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