Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) March 31 – April 2 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The 41st Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM) brought together representatives from the U.S. and ROK navies.
Rear Adm. William R. Merz, commander, Submarine Group 7, met with Rear Adm. Youn Jeong Sang (ROK Navy) to discuss planning combined exercises, training and continued development of integrated anti-submarine warfare plans. The underlying theme of the talks was expanding the alliance between the U.S. and ROK navies.
The three-day conference included a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and focused on organizational strategies and best practices for submarine and anti-submarine warfare.
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