U.S. national leadership has focused the attention of government on rebalancing toward the Pacific and is prioritizing efforts across all of government and across all elements of national influence. The U.S. Navy will also rebalance our force structure and posture to ensure adequate resources are available to continue our leadership role of enhancing stability, and maritime security. The U.S. Pacific Fleet has developed enduring relationships with our regional Allies and partners based on mutual respect and trust. This trust has been earned by visibly demonstrating our commitment to Indo-Asia-Pacific through purposeful, forward presence. Our continuous presence underpins access to a free and secure global maritime common broadly benefiting the region and facilitating the economic prosperity of all nations.
The U.S. Pacific Fleet protects and defends the maritime interests of the United States in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. By providing combat-ready naval forces and operating forward in global areas of consequence, we enhance stability, promote maritime security and freedom of the seas, defend our homeland, deter aggression and when necessary, conduct decisive combat action against the enemy. In support of Pacific Command’s Theater Campaign Plan we will continue to work alongside our fellow Pacific Command Component Commanders to accomplish Pacific Command’s mission. We will collaborate and partner with U.S. Fleet Forces Command to ensure optimum warfighting capacity and capability. We are ready and able to execute our mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and around the world.
Harry B. Harris, Jr.
Admiral, U.S. Navy
18 October 2013