"The aim of the exercise is to build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries and to enhance the ability of joint exercise commander
to take military contingents of both nations under command," PIB said in a statement.
They praised the organizational efforts and support of Bahrain's Interior Ministry and the directives of the Interior Minister, the exercise commander
, on providing the support needed to ensure the success of the exercise.
Riyadh, Sha'ban 14, 1437, May 21, 2016, SPA -- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's exercise Commander
Colonel Marine Gen.
"CARAT remains a practical way to address shared maritime security priorities, enhance our capabilities, and improve inter-operability between our forces," the US exercise commander
, Rear Admiral William Merz, said at the opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa city on the southwestern Philippine island of Palawan.
The VCO should arrive in the exercise area months before the unit to allow the exercise commander
to adjust plans if needed.
The Exercise Commander
's Challenge involved 100 soldiers who were tested on motivational and decision-making skills, with the best going forward to take on European competition next year.
With the DDST providing sole command oversight of all sealift cargo entering the Area of Operation the exercise commander
was able to call on one organization and that was SDDC in the form of a DDST.
William Riehl, exercise commander
. "The reserve forces offer continuity and bring a lot of experience to the table since many perform the same duties in their civilian jobs, while the active forces bring real-world deployment experience gained from the current operations tempo."
At the conclusion, exercise commander
Lieutenant General Leslie McNair was bluntly critical of the U.S.
But in studying the available evidence gathered at the Board of Inquiry, one could not help but wonder as to why LCol Mike Diakow, the Battalion Commander at the time who approved those "unsafe" ranges and General Jimmy Cox, the exercise commander
who encouraged "realism at the expense of safety," were not brought before justice as well.