Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 hosted a visit from the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Chief of Navy and Warrant Officer of the Navy on December 16, 2016.
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Warrant Officer Gary Wight spent time in the CTF 150 Headquarters at the Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.
They met with the Royal Canadian Navy’s Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Haydn Edmundson, inspected the CTF 150 watch floor – and spent time with Australian and Canadian personnel who make up the combined Canadian and Australian headquarters.
No dignitary’s visit is complete without an awards presentation and Vice Admiral Barrett did not disappoint.
Petty Officer Craig Mellberg was awarded a Gold Level Navy commendation for his exemplary performance and devotion to duty in his most recent posting as the Assistant to the Warrant Officer of the Navy.
“It comes as no surprise to me that Petty Officer Mellberg was recognized for his professionalism and devotion to duty as the assistant to the Warrant Officer of the Navy,” said Commodore Edmundson.
“I have witnessed firsthand just how much of an asset he is to CTF 150 and we are very fortunate to have him as part of our team. Bravo Zulu!”
CTF 150 is made up of 28 Canadian military and two Department of National Defence civilian personnel and eight members of the RAN.
Captain Paul Scott, RAN, holds the position of Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for CTF 150.
CTF 150 is one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Its mission is to promote maritime security in order to counter terrorist acts and related illicit activities, which terrorists use to fund or conceal their movements.