Admiral Samuel Paparo, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, to visit Thailand May 1-2, 2023
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), Admiral Samuel Paparo will visit Thailand May 1-2 to meet with senior leaders and counterparts in the Royal Thai Navy. This will be Admiral Paparo’s second visit to the Kingdom of Thailand since assuming command of PACFLT. His visit is part of our regular and ongoing engagements to strengthen the U.S.-Thai alliance and advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
Admiral Paparo, a native of Morton, Pennsylvania, was commissioned in the Navy in 1987. He is the son of a former enlisted Marine and the grandson of a World War II enlisted Sailor. A U.S. Naval Aviator, he is a TOPGUN graduate and has flown over 6,000 hours and has 1,100 carrier landings. Admiral Paparo graduated from Villanova University and earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Science in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. As Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet – the world’s largest fleet command – Admiral Paparo is responsible for over 200 ships/submarines, 1,200 aircraft, and more than 130,000 Sailors and civilians. Full bio: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/Leaders/Article/2628260/admiral-samuel-j-paparo/
U.S. Pacific Fleet works with allies and partners to advance Indo-Pacific maritime security and enhance regional stability. For more information, visit: https://www.cpf.navy.mil/