Chief of Army’s exercise launched in Brisbane
22 September 2014
The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, officially opened the 2014 Chief of Army’s exercise in Brisbane today.
Senior military leaders from the Australian Army, Australian Defence Force and Australian government organisations and academics, will be joined by international military representatives from the Indo-Pacific region over two days to discuss this year’s theme: Modernisation of Land Forces in the Indo-Pacific.
In his opening address, Lieutenant General Morrison stressed the importance of continuous modernisation and engagement in support of land forces within the Joint and Coalition environment.
“This exercise offers a unique opportunity for us to engage in meaningful discussion with our allies, friends and partners about the major strategic issues facing land forces in our region, now and into the future,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
To enable greater discussion and debate, participants of this year’s exercise will engage in small group discussions on key land forces topics and attend the Land Defence Australia’s Land Forces 14 Exposition which showcases equipment, technology and services from international industry providers.
Lieutenant General Morrison said the exercise format would provide greater insight into the modernisation priorities and experiences of our regional partners.
“This year, we will have three plenary sessions focusing on the challenges and lessons learned from contemporary operations, regional engagement and modernisation in the Indo-Pacific,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
“Reducing the number of formal addresses will allow participants greater time to share ideas and experiences of modernising land forces within the region.”
Further information about the Chief of Army’s Exercise 2014 is available at the following link: http://www.army.gov.au/Who-we-are/Leaders/Chief-of-Army/CA-Exercise-2014
A copy of Lieutenant General Morrison’s opening address will be available at the following link after 12:00pm today: http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/Speeches-and-transcripts
Images of the Chief of Army’s Exercise will be available after 3:00pm today at the following link: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20142828
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