Islamabad, May 13, 2014 (PPI-OT): Admiral Jonathan W Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, is on an official visit to Pakistan. Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters today, the Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy was received by Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Chief of the Naval Staff.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress, presented him the Guard of Honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) at Naval Headquarters.
Later, the visiting dignitary, called on Chief of the Naval Staff in his office, where he held detailed discussion on professional matters. A comprehensive brief on PN Role in Regional Maritime Security Situation and Operational developments was also given to the visiting dignitary.
Admiral Jonathan Greenert graduated from US Naval Academy in 1975. Besides holding the appointment as 30th Chief of Naval Operations, he has had the privilege to hold number of coveted appointments including Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8), Deputy Commander US Pacific Fleet and Chief of Staff US 9th Fleet. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Naval Operations, he was serving as Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
He is also the recipient of various personal and campaign awards including Distinguished Service Medal (6 awards), Defence Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Vice Admiral Stockdale Award.
Earlier during the visit to PN facilities at Karachi, the Admiral met the Naval Authorities and also visited Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR, PN Submarine KHALID and addressed the cadets at Pakistan Naval Academy, PNS RAHBAR.
The Admiral will also call on Defence Minister, COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
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