23 March 2016
As the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) embarks on its fourth command deployment of the Combined Task Force 151(CTF 151) in Bahrain this week, its successful participation in CTF 151 since 2009 is worth recounting. There is obvious value in continuing to lead such operations.
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) prepares to embark very soon on yet another command deployment in in the Gulf of Aden – its fourth leading role in a multi-national task force.
Having performed the Scene-of-Action Commander (SAC) role several times before, the RSN was requested in 2009 by the Bahrain-based Commander Combined Maritime Forces (CCMF) to lead the multi-national Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151). That was to begin in January-April 2010. Since then, the RSN has done two more successful commands and will be embarking on its fourth command deployment before the end of March 2016.
… Bernard Miranda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Maritime Security Programme, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, a component of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was the first RSN Officer to be tasked with commanding the Combined Maritime Force 151 in 2010 after successfully commanding four previous task group level missions to the North Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Aden from 2004 through 2009.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 24/03/2016