Commander, Naval Forces Central Command/ U.S. 5th Fleet -
The area of responsibility encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and the Arabian Sea. This expanse includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.
Pacific Partnership 2014
Pacific Partnership began as a humanitarian response to one of the world’s most catastrophic natural disasters, the 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of Southeast Asia. Known at the time as Operation Unified Assistance, the U.S. government’s swift response to the needs of the region resulted in extraordinary humanitarian aid.