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The Senior Enlisted members of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) had the pleasure of hosting the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee (SEAC) from the United Kingdom, WO1 Glenn Haughton. The event, which was attended by Senior Enlisted Leaders from many different nations and service organizations including Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Border Guard personnel, was an opportunity for multinational partners to hear a great message from a leader with over 30 years of service who has operated at the highest levels of the Senior Enlisted Continuum. Previously the first appointed British Army Sergeant Major – the Army’s highest enlisted position – he was appointed by the Chiefs of Staff Committee as the first SEAC, becoming the highest ranking enlisted member in the UK’s Armed Forces. WO1 Haughton described his definition of leadership as “caring for your people”, and used this as the basis…

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CTF-151 is formally handed-over

Rear Adm. Nejat Inanir of the Turkish Navy has formally handed-over command of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 151 to Commodore Abdul Munib of the Pakistani Navy, in a special ceremony held at the US Navy’s NAVCENT headquarters in Bahrain, Dec. 9. This concludes Turkey’s sixth command of CTF-151. Formed in 2009, CTF-151 this maritime defence force is primarily dedicated to the deterrence, disruption and suppression of piracy and armed robbery at sea, and to engage with regional and other partners to strengthen relevant capabilities in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. RAdm Inanir praised the international nature of the Task Force, citing this as the main reason for its ongoing success. “We have a truly international blend of staff from 10 countries, each bringing their own culture and experience to our task force,” he said. “The wide range of strengths and different approaches…

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Senior Enlisted Leadership Forum group photo

This week the Senior Enlisted members of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) met together for CMF’s latest Senior Enlisted Leadership Forum. The event, which was attended by 25 members representing a number of CMF’s 33 member countries’ naval, coast guard, and border guard forces, was an opportunity for individuals to meet with their counterparts from other partner nations. The forum discussed the multinational and multicultural make-up of CMF, as well as future enlisted leadership opportunities including the building of an enlisted professional development program. The forum was organised by Command Master Chief Lucas Pullen of the US Coast Guard, the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for CMF. “Today’s meeting was an opportunity for all of CMF’s Senior Enlisted personnel to come together, and to talk as friends and as colleagues about the important work that they do to contribute to the shared CMF missions,” said CMC Pullen. Enlisted personnel are non-commissioned…

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Some of CMF‘s personnel alongside Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan US Navy, Commander Combined Maritime Forces and Deputy Commander Commodore William Warrender Royal Navy, have been able to take  time out to pass on their best wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season to their friends, family, and colleagues past and present.

Marines Band Corps of Drums

The well-wishers also recorded a short video

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Representatives from the Royal Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and the Republic of Korea Navy #ReadyTogether #CMF On International World Day of the Girl, these naval officers are grateful that they could follow their dreams of joining the navy and seeing the world. An organisation which acknowledges strength in diversity is a successful one.  

Marines Band Corps of Drums
Cdre Guy Robinson (outgoing CCTTF 150), Vice Admiral Donegan (CCMF), Cdre Nasir (incoming CCTF 150)

The Pakistan Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Royal Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to disrupt terrorist organisations and their unlawful activities by restricting freedom of manoeuvre in the maritime domain.

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Lt Cdr Valerio receiving his award from Cdre Robinson

Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Stephen Valerio of the United States Navy (USN) has been recognised for his exceptional work in the international maritime environment.

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