Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Stephen Valerio of the United States Navy (USN) has been recognised for his exceptional work in the international maritime environment.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has taken command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 after conducting a handover ceremony with the Republic of Singapore Navy. CTF 151’s principal mission is to suppress piracy in the maritime environment.
CCTF 151 Rear Admiral (RAdm) Cheong visited Captain Shinichi Kawabata, the Commander of the Japanese P3 Deployment Air-force for Counter Piracy Enforcement (DAPE), at the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) facility in Djibouti.
Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151 Rear Admiral (RAdm) Ken Cheong met RAdm Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al-Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman and Brigadier Badr Al Zadgali, Commander of the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard during a visit to Oman.