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.
“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.