RIMPAC Builds Partnerships That Last
By Vice Admiral Richard Hunt and Rear Admiral Robert Girrier, U.S. Navy
The Pacific Ocean forms a nexus where national interests and common approaches to maritime security converge. In summer 2010, these mutual concerns spurred 14 nations to join for what has become the largest naval exercise in the world: Rim of the Pacific. RIMPAC builds the relationships and competencies necessary for collective security solutions. Participants benefit from the trust and confidence that come from lasting partnerships developed by operating together in a highly challenging, dynamic environment. This combination of developing skills and relationships makes RIMPAC special.