US Navy CNO visits Philippines
Oct. 28-29, 2018
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John M. Richardson, who is the US Navy top officer visited the Philippines from October 28 to 29 with a focus on US and Philippine maritime domain awareness and naval capabilities.
While in the Philippines, Richardson met with Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Gen. Carlito Galvez and Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy Vice Adm. Robert Empedrad. Richardson also traveled to Palawan, where he received an update on the security situation in the South China Sea from Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez, Commander of the AFP’s Western Command.
Richardson’s visit focused on U.S. and Philippine maritime domain awareness and naval capabilities, and the importance of the U.S.-Philippine alliance to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
As the US Navy’s senior military officer, Richardson is in charge of its command and operating efficiency. He has held the post since September 2015.
Richardson is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he is the principal naval adviser to US President Donald Trump, as well as the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.
Ages Aviation Center, Inc. is honored to once again be of service to the Executive Transport Detachment- COMPACFLT, and provided full FBO Service to the Admiral’s Gulfstream 550 in MNL/RPLL- Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The Ages Lounge hosted Philippine Navy VAdm. Robert Empedrad and company before flying to Palawan together with Adm. Richardson to meet with the Chief of Staff of the AFP.
Photo from navy.mil website