Saudi Arabia hands over command of CTF 152 to Kuwait

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces have handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 to Kuwait. The ceremony, held in Bahrain, saw Captain Suliman Al-Enazi transfer command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force.

The Outgoing Combined Task Force 151 led by Royal Saudi Naval forces.

The Outgoing Combined Task Force 152 led by Royal Saudi Naval forces.

 

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi, on handing over command, said: “It has been my pleasure to command the Task Force over the last year. I look forward to watching the successes of this command well into the future.”

 

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Force addresses the audience at the CTF151 change of command ceremony.

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Force addresses the audience at the CTF152 change of command ceremony.

The change of command ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces. Vice Admiral Miller highlighted the achievements of CTF 152 during the tenure of the Royal Saudi Navy in its task of maintaining Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf. He said: “Under Captain Al-Enazi Task Force 152 has integrated the strengths of more than two dozen countries to counter terrorism; thwart illegal maritime practices, and defeat destabilizing activity in the Arabian Gulf, improving overall security and stability and enhancing regional national capability.”

 

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Force transfers command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force with Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces.

Captain Suliman Al-Enazi Royal Saudi Naval Force transfers command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force with Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined Maritime Forces.

In his speech, Vice Admiral Miller stated that Captain Al-Enazi provided wise counsel with his wealth of knowledge and experience and that he vastly improved the collective intelligence of the region and laid the groundwork for his successors to follow.

Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force being congratulated by Vice Admiral John W Miller on taking command of CTF151.

Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force being congratulated by Vice Admiral John W Miller on taking command of CTF152.

After assuming command, Colonel Mohammad Aleid spoke about the opportunity to lead CTF 152 and said: “Captain Al Enazi has done an outstanding job at CTF 152. I hope to continue his successes here and continue to strengthen the ties between the Combined Maritime Forces and the Gulf Cooperation Council.”

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of 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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