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COMSUBPAC Hosts Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference

18 April 2023

From Courtesy Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

PEARL HARBOR, HI — Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet hosted the 2023 Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 12-14, 2023.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 13, 2023) Attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) pose for a group photo on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2023. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners.
230413-N-EI510-0048 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 13, 2023) Attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) pose for a group photo on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2023. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes)
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 13, 2023) Attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) pose for a group photo on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2023. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners.
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230413-N-EI510-0048 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 13, 2023) Attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) pose for a group photo on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2023. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes)
Photo By: MC1 Scott Barnes
VIRIN: 230413-N-EI510-0048


The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners.

“When we hold the SWCC each year and come together with our allied and partner submarine force commanders, we demonstrate the strength of our relationships,” said Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet. “Now more than ever, these strong relationships give us an asymmetric advantage as we work together in this incredibly dynamic region to maintain the international rules-based order.”

Submarine commanders from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, French Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, Royal Navy, and Republic of Singapore Navy met with U.S. Pacific Fleet commanders on the historic submarine base at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii.

“The U.S. Submarine Force is an indispensable combat capability in our Joint and Combined Force to ensure freedom of the seas in support of defending the security, freedom and wellbeing of our nation and allies and partners through deterrence and upholding the international rules based order,” said Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “Our undersea warfare is made up of advanced technology, quality of training and exceptional personnel, but the solidarity of our alliances and partnerships is our asymmetric advantage.”

Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 12, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. U.S. Pacific Fleet builds and persistently employs dynamic naval combat power, supported by the Joint Force in the maritime domain, in order to defend U.S. interests throughout the lndo-Pacific Region and the homeland, demonstrate advantage in the maritime domain, and enhance U.S. alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes).
Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12.
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 12, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. U.S. Pacific Fleet builds and persistently employs dynamic naval combat power, supported by the Joint Force in the maritime domain, in order to defend U.S. interests throughout the lndo-Pacific Region and the homeland, demonstrate advantage in the maritime domain, and enhance U.S. alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes).
Photo By: MC1 Scott Barnes
VIRIN: 230412-N-EI510-0017


The multi-day event included briefings from each submarine force commander and discussions which focused on the theme of this year’s conference, “Improve Multinational Maritime Domain Awareness and Theater ASW Capability in the Indo-Pacific Theater”. SWCC provided an opportunity for commanders to exchange perspectives through an open dialogue, and encouraged allied and partner countries to continue to find ways to work together through collaboration and innovation.

“The conversations we had during this conference will collectively strengthen our team, and will maintain our overmatch in the undersea domain,” said Jablon. “I look forward to more opportunities for us to work together as a combined force in exercises and real-world operations.”

Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 12, 2023) Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. The Pacific Submarine Force provides strategic deterrence; anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; precision land strike; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and early warning; and special warfare capabilities around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes).
Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12.
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 12, 2023) Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 12. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners. The Pacific Submarine Force provides strategic deterrence; anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; precision land strike; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and early warning; and special warfare capabilities around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes).
Photo By: MC1 Scott Barnes
VIRIN: 230412-N-EI510-0009


 
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