By Rear Admiral Mark C. Montgomery, Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet
[By Invitation Only]
[ Event will observe the Chatham House Rule]
Date: 29 October 2013
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur
The U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest U.S. numbered fleet, with 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft and approximately 40,000 sailors and marines operating in the region on a typical day. How does the U.S. Navy fit into the overall U.S. strategy towards Asia? What are the kinds of partnerships that the 7th Fleet is forging with the armed forces of the region, particularly in Southeast Asia? Rear Admiral Mark C. Montgomery will address these questions based on his observations as Commander Carrier Strike Group 5 under the 7th Fleet.