CTF-52/Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIVE (MCMRON FIVE) plans and executes mine warfare operations in support of U.S. FIFTH Fleet operational objectives. The command’s efforts are critical to maintaining sea lines of communication, deterring and countering disruptive adversaries, and strengthening regional partner maritime capabilities to promote a secure maritime environment in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR). CTF-52/MCMRON FIVE oversees all surface, air, and underwater mine countermeasures assets in the U.S. FIFTH Fleet AOR, including: U.S. Avenger mine countermeasures ships, U.K. Hunt and Sandown mine hunters (when assigned), HM-15 MH-53E helicopters, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers.
CTF-52/MCMRON FIVE participates in numerous mine countermeasures exercises with its partner nations throughout the U.S. FIFTH Fleet Area of Operations.
CTF 52/MCMRON FIVE is to strengthen national and coalition mine warfare capabilities and capacity in order to promote a secure maritime environment in the Coalition Area of Operation. On order, CTF 52/MCMRON FIVE will execute mine warfare operations in order to advance Combined Force Maritime Component Commander operational objectives of maintaining or reestablishing unencumbered freedom of maneuver and assuring access to critical maritime infrastructure.