Images: Secretary of the Army visits JSOTF-P and WESTMINCOM [Image 2 of 2]
The Honorable John McHugh, U.S. secretary of the Army promotes a soldier assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines during the latter's visit to JSOTF-P and AFP's Western Mindanao Command. During his 2-day visit to the Philippines, McHugh also met with members of the U.S. Embassy, USAID Director Gloria Steele, WESTMINCOM Commander Lt. Gen Raymundo Ferrer, and JSOTF-P Commander Capt. Robert Gusentine, to discuss the strategic Philippine/U.S. partnership and the importance of the "3D" approach - diplomacy, development, and defense to combat terrorism and promote peace and stability in Mindanao.