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U.S. Pacific Command PACOM

SEPTEMBER 2012

Commander
U.S. Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III

U.S. Adm. Samuel J. Locklear IIIAdm. Samuel J. Locklear is the commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal with one gold star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with four gold stars, Bronze Star Medal, and numerous individual, campaign and unit awards.

Pacom Priorities

Locklear: Pacom Priorities Reflect New Strategic Guidance

With clear direction from President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, the new U.S. Pacific Command chief said he’s using the new strategic guidance as a roadmap as he sets priorities and engages with the region. Story

Mature the U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relationship

U.S., China Can Build on Common Ground

Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, speaks at China’s Academy of Military Sciences in Beijing, June 27, 2012.The United States and China, by increasing their dialogue and engagement, can build a foundation of trust while fostering regional security and prosperity, said Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told members of the National Committee for U.S. China Relations in New York. Story

Develop the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership

Pacom Works to Advance U.S.-India Strategic Partnership

Navy Lt. Dan Mitzner, right, discusses combat direction center operations with Cmdr. Ajay Daniel Theophilus, center, and Lt. Cmdr. Madhavdas Ravikant, left, of the Indian navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Indian Ocean, April 10, 2012.As U.S. Pacific Command strives to build stronger alliances and partnerships across the Asia-Pacific region, one of its big focuses is on taking the military-to-military relationship with India to the next level. Story

Remain Prepared to Respond to a Korean Peninsula Contingency

North Korea Remains Key Focus for
Pacific Command

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, launch artillery shells with South Korean counterparts during a bilateral artillery coordination exercise at Camp Rodriguez, South Korea, April 20, 2011.Nearly six decades after an armistice agreement established a cease-fire that ended the Korean War, maintaining the fragile peace there and ensuring South Korean and U.S. troops are prepared to respond to aggression remains a top priority for U.S. Pacific Command. Story

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