CALFEX and Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2020

U.S. Ambassador Michael George DeSombre and Gen. Pornpipat Benyasri, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise and Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2020, the largest multilateral exercise in the Indo-Pacific region. Lt. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy, commander of III Marine Expeditionary Force, also joined the events. Cobra Gold 2020 was the 39th exercise in the series and was successful in building relationships and interoperability among the 29 participating nations. The relationships forged in Cobra Gold will strengthen regional collaboration, increasing the ability of participating nations to work together on shared security concerns.