JAKARTA- Senior leaders and security officers from 30 countries converged here Aug. 25-29 with the goal of sharing experiences, fostering partnerships and furthering multi-lateral cooperation in the Pacific region during this year's Pacific Army Management Seminar. PAMS is the U.S. Army's largest Asia-Pacific theater security cooperation program event. It is a multinational military seminar that provides a forum for senior-level officers from the Asia Pacific's regional ground forces in U.S. Army, Pacific's area of responsibility to exchange views and ideas. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, passes the Pacific Armies Management Seminar colors to Japanese Maj. Gen. Misakazu Kakegawa as co-host for next year's PAMS during the closing ceremony in Jakarta Aug. 29.

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