VCPA highlights PH-US bilateral training exercises' role in bolstering Philippine defense

Vice Commander, Philippine Army (VCPA) Maj. Gen. Leodevic B. Guinid, representing Army Chief Lt. Gen. Roy M. Galido, highlighted the importance of bilateral trainings in bolstering the Philippine Army’s territorial defense capabilities in the annual Land Power in the Pacific (LANPAC) Symposium and Exposition in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 15, 2024 (Hawaii Time).
Maj. Gen. Guinid, together with US Army Pacific Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. James B. Jarrard, U.S. Navy Jeromy B. Williams, and retired U.S. Army general Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, discussed the topic “Many Flags Make Light Work.”
The Army Vice Commander and the U.S. military leaders talked on how cooperation and partnership among different land powers from across the region is beneficial to developing their respective military power. The strong Philippine-US defense ties at many levels of the military, including in the army, bolsters the Philippines' overall capability to defend its territory and “be able to stand on our own feet,” the Army Vice Commander noted.
LANPAC, which brings together government, academic, and industry representatives, is organized by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). It can be noted that this year’s iteration is reportedly the largest with a total of 2,000 attendees from 30 countries, including 13 army chiefs from around the world.
Photos from the Office of International Military Affairs, Philippine Army