Thousands more soldiers will deploy to Pacific to increase Army footprint

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Read: 633     14:33     21 March 2019    

In a move to bolster U.S. troop presence in the Pacific, the Army has plans to deploy thousands of soldiers to the region for ongoing rotations.


The new deployments could include as many as 5,000 to 10,000 troops, the equivalent of a division headquarters and several brigades, Gen. Robert Brown, commander of Army forces in the Pacific, told Stars and Stripes in a media roundtable interview this week.
Brown said that existing rotations and forces stationed in the region would remain in their assigned missions and that the new rotations would add to that force strength.
Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the Army, said at the interview that the force is part of the Dynamic Force Employment concept unveiled last year as part of the National Defense Strategy.
“We’re talking about moving troops into a place with certain capabilities based on the partners we’re dealing with — move them out and move them back,” he told Stripes. “And then have the agility to move around the globe and in this theater the way we need to in response to our partners.

That’s on top of the existing Pacific Pathways program, which enters a new phase this year. And a new emphasis on the Multi-Domain Operations Task Force in the region, a signature focus of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.
Pathways kicked off in 2014 and partnered Army units with forces from Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan. Those rotations were short in duration and saw units quickly moving between countries or scattered across all countries at once.

 

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Thousands more soldiers will deploy to Pacific to increase Army footprint

2019/03/1553159048.jpg
Read: 634     14:33     21 March 2019    

In a move to bolster U.S. troop presence in the Pacific, the Army has plans to deploy thousands of soldiers to the region for ongoing rotations.


The new deployments could include as many as 5,000 to 10,000 troops, the equivalent of a division headquarters and several brigades, Gen. Robert Brown, commander of Army forces in the Pacific, told Stars and Stripes in a media roundtable interview this week.
Brown said that existing rotations and forces stationed in the region would remain in their assigned missions and that the new rotations would add to that force strength.
Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the Army, said at the interview that the force is part of the Dynamic Force Employment concept unveiled last year as part of the National Defense Strategy.
“We’re talking about moving troops into a place with certain capabilities based on the partners we’re dealing with — move them out and move them back,” he told Stripes. “And then have the agility to move around the globe and in this theater the way we need to in response to our partners.

That’s on top of the existing Pacific Pathways program, which enters a new phase this year. And a new emphasis on the Multi-Domain Operations Task Force in the region, a signature focus of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.
Pathways kicked off in 2014 and partnered Army units with forces from Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan. Those rotations were short in duration and saw units quickly moving between countries or scattered across all countries at once.

 

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