Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

A 38-nation naval partnership

CTF 153: Red Sea Maritime Security

Currently Commanded by:

Egyptian Navy

Combined Task Force 153 (CTF 153) is one of the five task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).

CTF 153’s mission is to focus on international maritime security and capacity building efforts in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden.

CTF 153 was established April 17, 2022. The task force staff includes as many as 15 U.S. and international military personnel from CMF member-nations. When not at sea, CTF 153 personnel work from offices ashore at CMF headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.


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