Twenty six senior maritime Commanders from 15 nations have gathered at the Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain for the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Course which focuses on maritime security issues and regional challenges.

The CFMCC Flag Course provides executive-level attendees with the background and perspective to integrate unique maritime capabilities effectively and efficiently within a combined force. In addition to international Naval attendees, US attendees represented each of the military services, including the US Coast Guard.

Commodore Simon Ancona Royal Navy, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces said:

“This forum provides senior officers with the opportunity for open and candid discussion. Ultimately the aim is to improve the effectiveness of our senior leaders who regularly operate in the joint, coalition and interagency environment”

Senior Naval Officers from all over the globe gather in Bahrain to attend a Commanders Conference. Hosted by Vice Admiral Miller Commander US 5th Fleet

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 31 like-minded nations, dedicated to promoting security and free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.
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