Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Robert Johnson
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2013 8:28:29 AM by broken_arrow1
As the Pentagon pours attention and resources into the conflict-ridden Asian-Pacific theater, it’s made an unheard of command choice. The AP reports Australian Maj. General Richard Burr is now Deputy Commanding General for Operations at U.S. Pacific Command (USARPAC) out of Hawaii. It’s the first time a non-American has served in such a high-ranking position at this type of command.
This isn’t some out-of-the way little military base — this is the command led by Major General George Moore in the days after World War II. Moore fought at Battan along with enough other dark Pacific campaigns to fill a wall map.
This command today will be pivotal in organizing and supplying military operations in the region, and key in building U.S. projection within the Asian theater.
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