In a brief Q&A, United Kingdom Royal Navy Commodore Adrian Fryer, deputy commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander, shared his thoughts about his new role as deputy commander of CMF. Q: How does it feel to return to Bahrain? A: It’s been less than seven months since I was last here as the commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, and it’s great to be back again as the deputy commander of CMF, working in this rich professional environment. Bahrain is an amazing country with lots of opportunities and always provides a warm welcome. The geographic location of CMF headquarters here is perfect for a number of reasons: host nation support from Bahrain is superb, co-location with NAVCENT [U.S. Naval Forces Central Command] is ideal, and the ability to have so many of CMF’s personnel here, both in the headquarters and in the task…
Colonel Nayef Alaskar of the Kuwait Naval Force has ended his successful tenure in charge of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152.
CMF will continue to employ ready and capable forces to conduct Maritime Security Operations..
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.