U.S. and French Submarine Commanders Meet

Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, French Vice Adm. Jean-Pierre Labonne, Rear Adm. James Foggo, and UK Rear Adm. Russ Harding, 3/24/11

From Specialist 1st Class Gary Keen, EUCOM:  The Commander of the French navy’s Submarine Forces met with Commander Submarine, Allied Naval Forces South during a two-day visit to build on the two navies’ strong military ties, April 21, on Naval Support Activity, Naples.

During the visit, French navy Vice Adm. Georges-Henri Mouton met with Rear Adm. James G. Foggo III, to discuss the two nations’ submarine forces and operations in Europe.

“I came to Naples to meet with Rear. Adm. Foggo and discuss the relationship our navies have in regards to our submarine forces, especially our SSNs [Fast Attack Submarines],” said Mouton. “I wanted to discuss ideas on how we can work together better and talk about the future. . . .”

“Our navies operated together during Odyssey Dawn and now during Unified Protector and we can’t thank the French navy enough for everything they do,” said Foggo.  (photo: Reuters)

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