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Former senior U.S. Navy officer to visit Taiwan

2012/08/08 22:04:44

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) A former senior United States Navy officer is set to visit Taiwan in mid-August, Taiwan's representative office in the United States said recently.

Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations for the Navy between 2007 and 2011, will visit Taiwan at the invitation of the Taipei-based Prospect Foundation, a research institute, to discuss issues of mutual concern.

During his 38-year active duty in the U.S. Navy, Roughead also served as deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

Roughead retired from the Navy last year and is currently on the board of directors of U.S.-based Northrop Grumman Corp., a major military contractor.

(By Elaine Hou and Lin Shu-yuan)