U.S. Army Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific, pins airborne wings on a Soldier from the Indonesian Armed Forces after completing the airborne operations exercise, on August 4, 2021. Garuda Shield 21 is a two-week joint-exercise between the United States Army and Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-AD Indonesia Armed Forces). The purpose of this joint-exercise is to enhance and enrich the jungle warfare ability of both the U.S. Army and Indonesian Army. (U.S. Army photo by Danielle ODonnell) (Photo Credit: Danielle O'Donnell)
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Gen. Charles Flynn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific, pins airborne wings on a Soldier from the Indonesian Armed Forces after completing the airborne operations exercise, on August 4, 2021. Garuda Shield 21 is a two-week joint-exercise between the United States Army and Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-AD Indonesia Armed Forces). The purpose of this joint-exercise is to enhance and enrich the jungle warfare ability of both the U.S. Army and Indonesian Army. (U.S. Army photo by Danielle ODonnell) (Photo Credit: Danielle O'Donnell) (Photo Credit: Danielle ODonnell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Australian Defence Force military personnel rappel out of a U.S. Army MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, July 17, 2021. Australian and U.S. forces combine biennially for Talisman Sabre, a month-long multi-domain exercise that strengthens allied and partner capabilities to respond to the full range of Indo-Pacific security concerns. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh)
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WASHINGTON — Gen. Charles A. Flynn, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, will discuss his vision for America’s Theater Army for the Indo-Pacific in a Warrior’s Corner presentation, October 12, during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting 2021.

The presentation, titled "New Approaches, New Dilemmas and New Opportunities: U.S. Army Multi-Domain Land Power in the Indo-Pacific," will address why now more than ever the Army must address the challenges to maintaining a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific.’

Speaking to the audience during his change of command speech, Flynn said  “the Army is charged to change once more. Our nation’s defense leaders have directed that we must think, act and operate differently and in doing so, we will, as history has taught us time and time again, compete more effectively, deter and if necessary, win in the Indo-Pacific.”

The National Defense Strategy names the Indo-Pacific theater our nation’s  top priority area. As America’s theater Army for the nation’s top priority area, U.S. Army Pacific is charged with a monumental task.

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan, drop U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense paratroopers during Exercise Forager 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army's ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. Forager 21 is an opportunity for the Theater Army to exercise Joint, integrated, multi-domain operations in an archipelagic environment, and to test and employ emerging capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan, drop U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense paratroopers during Exercise Forager 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army's ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. Forager 21 is an opportunity for the Theater Army to exercise Joint, integrated, multi-domain operations in an archipelagic environment, and to test and employ emerging capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger) (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Richard Ebensberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conduct an amphibious landing during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 in Ingham, Queensland, Australia, July 29, 2021. Amphibious operations provide a Combined-Joint Force Commander the capability to rapidly project power ashore in support of crisis response at the desired time and location. TS21 supports the Indo-Pacific Pathways initiative to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific by strengthening relationships and building trust and interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa Chuluda)
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conduct an amphibious landing during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 in Ingham, Queensland, Australia, July 29, 2021. Amphibious operations provide a Combined-Joint Force Commander the capability to rapidly project power ashore in support of crisis response at the desired time and location. TS21 supports the Indo-Pacific Pathways initiative to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific by strengthening relationships and building trust and interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa Chuluda) (Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Alyssa Chuluda) VIEW ORIGINAL

“As a theater army, our team provides and sustains campaign-quality integrated joint landpower to meet the joint force’s immense and complex demands – throughout the “infinite game” of military competition, during the transition to crisis whether a natural disaster or state armed aggression, for the extended duration of low intensity or large scale conflict like counter-terrorism operations or great power war, and amidst the transformational change to outmatch those who threaten our peaceful coexistence,” said Flynn.

U.S. Army Pacific is leading the transformation of landpower in the Indo-Pacific to respond to the changing character of war in all domains, further amplified by the growing prominence of information, data, and new technologies. This enables the joint force to ensure a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ with precise and effective application of landpower.

“We must be ready to fight but must also be ready to accelerate transformation while simultaneously integrating landpower to solve joint allied and partner problems every day,” said Flynn.

Tune into the Warriors Corner that will be live streamed to https://www.facebook.com/USARPAC on October 12, 2021, at 09:00 am (EST) to learn more about the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region.