Updated: 02/18/2013 21:57

Top US army official in Singapore for introductory visit



Photo courtesy of MINDEF: Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific, Lieutenant-General

Photo courtesy of MINDEF: Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific, Lieutenant-General (

Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), Lieutenant-General (LTG) Francis J. Wiercinski, called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Monday..

LTG Wiercinski, who is in Singapore on an introductory visit from 17 to 19 February, earlier called on Chief of Army Major-General Ravinder Singh after inspecting a Guard of Honour.

He also spoke to the officers of the 44th Command and Staff Course at the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College .

LTG Wiercinski will visit the Murai Urban Training Facility on Monday.

MINDEF said LTG Wiercinski's visit underscores the excellent and long-standing defence relationship between Singapore and the United States.

The Singapore army and the USARPAC interact regularly through professional exchanges, courses visits, as well as exercises such as Exercise Tiger Balm.

MINDEF said these interactions have enhanced the professionalism and interoperability of the two armies and strengthened mutual understanding and friendship between their personnel.

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