Closing Ceremony for Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Planning and Coordination Exercise
On January 17, 2013, at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh, a closing ceremony was held for the Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) Planning and Coordination Exercise. This Exercise, which is being conducted from January 8, 2013, to January 17, 2013, is a joint effort of seven Cambodian and U.S. organizations: the Royal Gendarmerie, the National Committee for Disaster Management, the Cambodian National Police, the National Counter-Terror Special Forces, the Cambodian Red Cross, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the 37th Combat Logistics Regiment of the U.S. Marines. Presiding over the event were Terry Murphree, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh; and Brigadier General Tat Chanta, Deputy Commissioner, Royal Gendarmerie. The Exercise is a computer simulation that allows all participants to focus on Crisis Action Planning and Consequence Management.
Jan 17, 2013