The second iteration of Pahlawan Warrior formally started after a mixed opening ceremony between the Royal Brunei Land Forces and U.S. Military Pacific at Lumut Camp, Brunei, June 13, 2022. Pahlawan Warrior is a bilateral Military-to-Military train between the RBLF and USARPAC that focuses on enhancing companion land pressure capability and capabilities, addresses inner safety challenges, and will increase interoperability operations that reaffirms shared safety commitments to the Indo-Pacific area. The Deputy Commanding Basic of Interoperability for twenty fifth Infantry Division Col. Michael A. van Welie presided over the opening ceremony and addressed the formation on the significance of the USARPAC – RBLF partnership to the Indo-Pacific area.

“Pahlawan Warrior is a characteristic in our safety cooperation calendar and demanding to enhancing our joint functionality as we every try to keep up a free and open Indo-Pacific area. Way more vital than any technical interoperability we are going to develop throughout this train are the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding and cultural appreciation that we’ll develop amongst every of us,” Col. Michael A. van Welie stated.


The Chief of Employees of the Royal Brunei Land Forces Lt. Col. Haji Mohammad Shannonnizam bin Sulaiman emphasised how Keris Strike is integral to sustaining a free and open Indo-Pacific area. “Your presence right here at present is a testomony to the shut bonds and relationship between our two nations and armies,” bin Sulaiman stated. “Workouts like this will encourage confidence and assist keep a free and open Indo-Pacific area. I’m very assured that Pahlawan Warrior 2022 will be capable to obtain its goal.”

Troopers assigned to the third Cavalry, 4th Squadron, third Infantry Brigade Fight Staff, twenty fifth ID will prepare alongside the RBLF on jungle abilities, army operations in city terrain, reside hearth workouts, and conduct a myriad of material professional exchanges the place Troopers share finest practices inside their subject of examine. Along with the varied coaching occasions deliberate, Troopers will take part in sports activities days to get to know their RBLF counterparts and expertise cultural days to study extra about Brunei customs and tradition. After the ceremony, U.S. Division of State Counselor Derek Chollet thanked the Troopers on behalf of President Joe Biden for his or her dedication to the nation and their efforts on furthering the ties between the 2 companion nations.

Royal Brunei Land Forces, U.S. Military Pacific Troopers and members of the official celebration stand in formation through the Pahlawan Warrior opening ceremony at Lumut Camp, Brunei, June 13, 2022.