By Maj. Avon Cornelius, 311th Signal Command (Public Affairs)April 15, 2014
HONOLULU--Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.
Maj. Gen. James T. Walton, 311th Signal Command (Theater) commanding general, spoke on a panel discussion during The LANPAC symposium, an international event highlighting the role of land forces in the Asia-Pacific Theater in peace and war.
Hosted by AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare with participation from the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Army Pacific and several Major Supporting Commands on the island, the symposium brings senior leaders of the military and industry together to discuss current trends and explore viable solutions for the Asia-Pacific Theater.
"Land Forces: Assuring Security and Stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" was the theme this year, as the military rebalances forces with focus on the Pacific region.
Gen. (Ret.) Gordon Sullivan, AUSA president, opened the symposium with remarks on the importance of land power in the Pacific.
"The U.S. military has been in the Pacific region for well over 100 years," he said. "More than six of the world's most powerful military forces are in the Pacific."
Maj. Gen. Walton participated in the "Communications Interoperability and Reliability During Contingency Operations" chaired by Maj. Gen. Roger F. Matthews, USARPAC deputy commanding general. Other panel members included Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G6 and Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton, U.S. Pacfic Command, director for command, communications, and cyber (J6).
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