Combined Task Force 151
Definition/Scope: (Navy.mil) Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 operates in the Gulf of Aden and off the eastern coast of Somalia covering an area of approximately 1.1 million square miles. CTF 151 is a multinational task force established in January 2009 to conduct counterpiracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations. CTF 151 is presently commanded by the Thai Navy. It has previously been commanded by the Denmark Navy, Korean Navy, Pakistan Navy, Turkish Navy and U.S. Navy. The command staff is comprised of personnel from a number of coalition countries, and it manages daily operations from aboard RFA Fort Victoria.
Broader Terms:Combined Maritime Forces
Related Terms:Combined Task Force 150