April 12th, 2011 – The USS CURTS was honored to host Cambodian Lieutenant General Suon Samnang and the Cambodian General Officer Delegation for an onboard demonstration. The focus of the visit was to display the United States Navy’s equipment and procedures for Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Operations. Members of the USS CURTS VBSS Team, fully equipped for a boarding operation, were on hand to greet LTGEN Samnang, display VBSS tactics, and address questions from the General Officer Delegation. Discussion between LTGEN Samnang, the General Officer Delegation, and the USS CURTS VBSS subject matter experts continued throughout the rest of the demonstration and touched on the areas of implementation, tactics, procedures, and safety. The demonstration created a strong and lasting impression of the United States Navy’s capabilities and strengthened the multinational bonds that have become so important in the modern world.
“I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to Maritime Expeditionary Security Group One and USS CURTS for hosting Lieutenant General Suon Samnang and the General Officer Delegation from Cambodia. LTGEN Suon was deeply honored by your hospitality and impressed by the professional expertise displayed by your teams. Your participation in theis important bilateral event supports our continued Strategic partnerships in a vitally important area of the world.”
-Vice Admiral Hunt
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