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Updated: 02/18/2013 21:46 | By Channel NewsAsia

USARPAC Commanding General visits Singapore

USARPAC Commanding General visits Singapore


USARPAC Commanding General visits Singapore

Singapore: The Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), Lieutenant—General (LTG) Francis J Wiercinski, is visiting Singapore as part of an introductory visit.

He called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen on Monday afternoon after an earlier call on the Chief of Army, Major—General Ravinder Singh.

As part of his visit, LTG Wiercinski spoke to officers attending the 44th Command and Staff Course at the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College.

Later in the day, LTG Wiercinski will visit the Murai Urban Training Facility.

According to the Defence Ministry, 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, and exercises such as Exercise Tiger Balm.

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

LTG Wiercinski will end his Singapore visit on Tuesday.

—CNA/sf

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