Japan, Philippines, United States Ground Forces Hold First Land Forces Chiefs Meeting


(Clockwise from top left):

(1) LTG Jurney, GEN Flynn, GEN. Yoshida, LTG Brawner, and MG Gaerlan,
(2) Japan-Philippines-U.S. Land Forces Chiefs Meeting, (3) Joint Press Conference

On December 11 2022, the first Japan-Philippines-United States Land Forces Chiefs Meeting was held at Camp Asaka in Japan.
The five top chiefs of the participating countries' ground forces attended the meeting: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Chief of Staff GEN YOSHIDA Yoshihide, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General GEN Charles A. Flynn, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Commander LTG William M. Jurney, Philippine Army Commanding General LTG Romeo S. Brawner Jr., and Philippine Marine Corps Commandant MG Charlton Sean M. Gaerlan.

The event served as a venue for the military chiefs of Japan, Philippines, and the U.S. to discuss their opinions concerning strategic assessment. Moreover, they also agreed to enhance defense cooperation and promote initiatives among their units aimed at maintaining and enhancing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”