Commander of the Indonesian Marine Infantry Battalion-3, Lieutenant Colonel Prasetyo Pinandito, officially launched the Indonesian-American Marines Exercise at the 3rd Marine Corps Battalion Gedangan in Sidoarjo, East Java province, on Wednesday (July 5).
"The MDMP SMEE Exercise, in addition to enhancing cooperation in defense of the Marine Corps of both countries, is also meant to improve the battle planning capability of each element," he stated.
He pointed out that during the last few years, the joint exercise program has showed great achievements in planning, operations, and tactics.
"We hope that the outcome of the exercise will contribute positively to the next exercise, and more participants will be involved," he remarked.
He urged all the participants to get to know each other to build a good marine brotherhood and relationship.
"The contribution and hard work of all participants during the exercise will improve the good relations between both countries, especially the Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy and the USMC, in the hope that such joint training could be implemented continuously in the future," he revealed.(*)