Singapore and US conclude bilateral exercise

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) have concluded a bilateral exercise codenamed Valiant Mark.

Commanding Officer of the SAF's exercise troops Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Fan Mun Poh and Executive Officer of the USMC's exercise troops Major (MAJ) Samuel Cunningham, co-officiated at the closing ceremony at Jurong Camp Wednesday (Sept 23) morning to mark the end of the exercise.

About 200 personnel from the 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment took part in the exercise from Sept 7 to 23, which included a series of live-firing exercises and professional sharing on weapons systems.

Soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Marine Corps interacting during the professional sharing on weapon systems as part of Ex Valiant Mark

The highlight of the exercise was a battalion amphibious operation, where troops from both armed forces demonstrated their ship-to-shore capabilities.

Singapore and the US share excellent and long-standing bilateral defence relations. The two militaries interact extensively through bilateral and multilateral exercises, professional exchanges and the cross-attendance of courses.

The highlight of the exercise was an amphibious operation where the exercise troops launched a deliberate assault together on a simulated objective

These regular interactions have enhanced the inter-operability between the two armed forces and help foster mutual understanding among their personnel.