U.S. PACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium 2016 (PALS-16)
28 Jun 2016

The Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific will host the annual USPACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) in San Diego July 10-14, 2016. This symposium will bring together senior leaders of allied and partner Marine Corps, naval infantries, and militaries spanning the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with an interest in amphibious operations, with the objective of having a meaningful dialogue on key aspects of maritime/amphibious operations, capability development, crisis response, and interoperability.  Currently, 23 countries, including the U.S., are scheduled to participate.

The symposium will consist of academic discussions, a scenario-based Table-Top Exercise (TTX), a sea-basing and amphibious landing demonstration, and group discussions.

Engagements in the Indo-Asia Pacific such as PALS and other exercises result in better training and interoperability with our friends and partners throughout the region; they also pave the way for enhanced regional stability and economic ties beneficial to all.

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Media interested in covering the PALS sea-basing and amphibious landing demonstration on July 13 at Camp Pendleton or conducting interviews with key participants during the symposium should contact I MEF Public Affairs to arrange for access and escort.

I MEF Public Affairs

Maj Staci Reidinger, Deputy PAO, I MEF

Office: (760) 277-7823


For additional symposium information, please contact:

Maj Christopher Logan, MCC Operations Officer, MARFORPAC        

Office: (808) 477-8314                                                

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific