Background of ACAMM

The ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) was first initiated by General Surayud Chulanont, the then Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Army (C-in-C RTA), during the Pacific Army Chiefs Conference-I (PACC-I), which was held in Singapore from 5 to 9 September 1999. The underlying philosophy was for ASEAN military leaders to better understand regional issues specific towards the ASEAN region. This meeting was also intended to foster military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and stability. The first ACAMM was held in Thailand from 20 to 23 November 2000, dovetailing with the closing ceremony of ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM). During 7th ACAMM held in Thailand in 2007, General Anupong Paojinda, the then C-in-C RTA proposed a setting up of the ACAMM Working Group (AWG) to identify concrete items prior to each ACAMM. For year 2019, Indonesia is proud and honored to host of the 20th ACAMM.

NO YEAR/HOST THEME RESULTS/AGREEMENTS
1 2000 Thailand Non-traditional roles of military with the emphasis on disaster relief operation
2 2001 Philippines ASEAN Armies evolving role in countering terrorism ASEAN Armies affirmed that we should make cooperation strengthens in order to overcome the International Terrorism especially Intelligence cooperation.
3 2002 Singapore Strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific: Changing role of the Army
4 2003 Malaysia Fostering solidarity and friendship in enhancing confidence building measure among ASEAN Armies ASEAN Armies exchanged perspective in natural disaster reliefs and transnational crimes. ASEAN Armies offered to set up Hotline communication between COAs. Malaysian Army offered to have cooperation strengthens meetings in 2 levels: Officers level for details consider; and Chiefs of Army level for policy consider.
5 2004 Indonesia Solidarity and Professionalism ASEAN Armies affirmed that Army forces should be the important role in order to solve problems & develop countries with military professionalism.
6 2005 Brunei Establish a common security identity for ASEAN Armies ASEAN Armies should give precedence to top principal of ASEAN Army setting working group / the intelligence exchange & jointly assistance for military technology service. RTA offered to set secretary group for being the working group Meeting schedule of ACAMM working group consistent with match of AARM. The meeting offered for ASEAN army sports competition arrangement.
7 2006 Vietnam Cooperation to build trust and strengthen the solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding among armed forces to ASEAN countries Vietnam People’s Army offered: Exchange the visit of military officers for the rank of 2LT-CAPT; ASEAN Armies sports competition arrangement; ACAMM website preparation; and Setting the secretary and working group for information coordination and push all offers to be concrete object. RTA offered to set up ASEAN Army studies center.
8 2007 Thailand Impact of Development in Southeast Asia on the Regional Stability: ASEAN Armies’ Role and Implementation The meeting offered to arrange problems studies group & working group to handle with all security issues that occurred in ASEAN region. RTA offered to be the host for Senior Official Meeting in order to prepare the next ACAMM.
9 2008 Philippines Ensuring Regional Peace and Stability Through the Collective Strength of the ASEAN Armies ASEAN Armies agreed that environment of ASEAN region and the world are now facing various kinds of threats which lead to the security in the region. It necessary that every country must cooperate to solve problems for succeeds.
10 2009 Singapore Fostering Defense and Security Cooperation Among ASEAN Armies Malaysian Army offered for ASEAN Regimental Sergeant Major seminar in order to share experience and to encourage the military professionalism. The meeting suggests for consider in ACAMM working group first.
11 2010 Malaysia Meeting Transnational Security Challenges: ASEAN Armies’ Perspective The meeting offered to set up Hotline communication between COAs. The meeting offered for exchange experience of Sergeant Major officers of ASEAN Armies.
12 2011 Indonesia Developing ASEAN Armies’ Cooperation in Disaster Relief in South East Asia The meeting suggests to consider with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) preparation for joint practice of ASEAN armies in humanity & natural disaster relief (HA/DR) mission.
13 2012 Brunei Challenges Faced by Army Today Malaysian Army gave precedence with Cyberspace threats management and offered Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) draft for HA/DR.
14 2013 Myanmar Enhancing ASEAN Armies Unity Toward the 2015 ASEAN Community The meeting offered for HA/DR training cooperation in terms of languages, exchange military officers and SOP for response approach of mutual situation efficiency. Malaysian Army & Indonesian Army push on the SOP for HA/DR mission.
15 2014 Vietnam Enhance the interoperability of ASEAN Armies in Response the Non-Traditional Challenges ASEAN Armies agreed that environment of ASEAN region and the world are now facing various kinds of threats. The meeting offered for training cooperation in terms of HA/DR, languages, exchange military officers as well as SOP for ASEAN Armies approach to response mutual situation efficiency.
16 2015 Thailand Improving Coordination Capacity Among ASEAN Armies is Response To Non-Traditional Challenges
17 2016 Philippines Advancing the ASEAN Vision – Strengthening Regional Security Cooperation among ASEAN Armies
18 2017 Singapore Building Cooperation Against Transnational Threats
19 2018 Malaysia Infuse ASEAN Armies Spirit: Mitigate Challenges Toward Security Collaboration
20 2019 Indonesia

AdministratorAbout ACAMMACAMMBackground of ACAMM The ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) was first initiated by General Surayud Chulanont, the then Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Army (C-in-C RTA), during the Pacific Army Chiefs Conference-I (PACC-I), which was held in Singapore from 5 to 9 September 1999. The underlying philosophy was for ASEAN military leaders to better understand regional issues...INDONESIA 2019