Army chief of staff visits China, South Korea, Japan, Hawaii
By Army Chief of Staff Public AffairsAugust 14, 2016
WASHINGTON -- Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th U.S. Army Chief of Staff, is visiting the Asia-Pacific region from Monday, Aug. 15, to Tuesday, Aug. 23. While in the region, Milley will meet with his Army counterparts and other senior officials in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
The trip marks Milley's is his third visit to the region since becoming the Army chief of staff in August, 2015. He is visiting China and Japan for the first time as the chief and is making his second visit to the Republic of Korea.
In China, Milley will meet with the senior leadership of the People's Liberation Army to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues and identify ways to deepen cooperation in areas of mutual interest, while also constructively managing differences.
Milley will then visit the PLA's Academy of Military Science, a center for the development and teaching of doctrine, where he will exchange views with faculty and students.
In Korea, he is scheduled to visit U.S. Army troops in several locations on the peninsula. While there, he will receive an updates on brigade deployments, the combined U.S. and ROK 2nd Infantry Division, the relocation of U.S. Army units to Camp Humphreys, and plans to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense to protect the Republic of Korea from North Korean ballistic missile threats.
Milley will continue his trip with a stop in Japan, where he will reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance as the cornerstone of peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region and discuss opportunities for closer collaboration between the U.S. Army and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces.
Milley will end his visit in Hawaii, where he will meet with U.S. Pacific Command leaders and visit Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the 25th Infantry Division.