Combined Task Force 152

The Combined Task Force 152 or CTF-152 is a multinational naval task force, set up in 2004 to coordinate security operations in the Persian Gulf and is one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).[1] In July 2007 a crew from the destroyer USS O'Kane, attached to CTF-152, boarded a North Korean ship suspected of smuggling.[2] CTF 152 cooperates with the naval and coast guard forces of different nations of the Persian Gulf region, and its command is rotated among member nations. Bahrain was the first Gulf Cooperation Council state to take command of the task force, in 2008.

Known commanders

Commander Combined Task Force 152
FromCommanderDatesRef
 United States NavyRear Admiral Ray Spicer? – June 2006[3]
 Marina MilitareRear Admiral Salvatore RuzittuJune 2006 – ?[3]
 United States NavyRear Admiral William E. Gortney? – March 2008
 Royal Bahrain Naval ForceCommodore Abdullah al-MansooriMarch 2008 – June 2008[4]
 Royal NavyCommodore Peter HudsonJune 2008 – September 2008[5]
 United States NavyRear Admiral James P. WisecupSeptember 2008 –
 Royal NavyCommodore Tim Lowe– November 2009[6]
 United Arab Emirates NavyCommodore Tareq Khalfan al-ZaabiNovember 2009 – May 2010[6][7]
 Kuwait NavyRear Admiral Jassim al-AnsariMay 2010 – August 2010[8][9]
 Kuwait NavyCommodore Abdullah DashtiAugust 2010 – ?[8][9]
 Kuwait NavyRear Admiral Jassim al Ansari? – January 2011[8][9]
 Royal Bahrain Naval ForceCommodore Isa al-DoseriJanuary 2011 –[9]
 Kuwait NavyCommodore Nayef al-AskarFebruary 2016 – September 2016[10]
 Royal Jordanian NavyCommodore Abdelkader Al-MarahlehSeptember 2016 – September 2017[11]
 Royal Saudi NavyCaptain Abdullah al-BaderSeptember 2017 – September 2018[12][13]
 Kuwait NavyCaptain Saleh AlfodarySeptember 2018 – ?[14][15]

References

  1. "CTF 152: Gulf Maritime Security". Combined Maritime Forces. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. "O'Kane Conducts Boarding in CTF 152". America's Navy. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. Italians Assume Command of CTF 152. US Defense Department, 28 June 2006
  4. Bahrain Assumes Command of CTF 152. US Navy, 4 March 2008
  5. Bahrain Hands Command of CTF 152 to the UK. US Navy, 5 June 2008
  6. Combined Task Force 152 Holds Change of Command. US Navy, 10 November 2009
  7. CTF 152: Kuwaiti Command Period In Focus. Combined Maritime Forces, 13 December 2010
  8. Colonel Dashti Assumes Command of Combined Task Force 152.
  9. Bahrain assumes command of Combined Task Force 152. US Central Command, 6 January 2011
  10. Colonel Alaskar and the Kuwait Naval Force hand over command of CTF 152. Combined Maritime Forces, 20 September 2016
  11. Kuwait hands over Command of CTF 152 to Jordan. Combined Maritime Forces
  12. Jordan Hands Over to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in CTF152 Change of Command Ceremony. Combined Maritime Forces, 14 September 2017
  13. KUWAIT'S CIAST GUARD BECOMES FIRST TO COMMAND A COMBINED TASK FORCE FOR CMF. Combined Maritime Forces, 12 September 2018
  14. COMMANDER COMBINED TASK FORCE 152 VISIT TO HMS SHOREHAM. Combined Maritime Forces, 20 November 2018
  15. Kuwait heads CTF152. Maritime Security Review, 6 September 2018
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