Congratulations! You joined an organization with an honored tradition and a bright future. MCMRON FIVE is a forward-deployed U.S. Naval Forces Central Command element, charged in its operational role as CTF-52 with maintaining freedom of navigation across 96,912 sq. miles of international waters in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. CTF-52 conducts operations with four forward-deployed MCM-1 Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels, HM-15 MH-53E helicopters, EOD MCM platoons, unmanned systems, and other vessels assigned to the deployed Combined Maritime Forces commands.
Sea mines have been utilized in every major campaign since the U.S. Revolutionary War. The sea mine is the adversary’s primary tool to disrupt maritime commerce. CTF-52/MCMRON FIVE assure unencumbered access for U.S. and Coalition Navies to conduct maritime security operations and commercial maritime traffic to transit the global commons. As a CTF-52/MCMRON FIVE member, you contribute to promoting security and stability, and shaping U.S. 5th Fleet interests.
You may have plenty of questions regarding general command and Bahrain information, to include: PCS, command and base indoctrination, cultural awareness, housing, etc. Let us help you with the transition to a new and exciting phase of your career. Please read our website, thoroughly review the links, and retain these references for future use. We are committed to providing the training, support, and communication you need to succeed!
I encourage you to talk with other team members and your future supervisor if you have additional questions.
Welcome and thanks for joining our family!
N. E. Wirstrom
Captain, U.S. Navy
CTF-52/Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIVE
Below are some useful links and email address:
Chief Staff Officer – CDR John W. House
Command Master Chief – MCPO Bradley P Rosenak
Admin Department Head/LCPO – YNC(SW/AW) Derrick A. Rogers
Command Sponsor program coordinator
Fleet and Family Support Center
Information for Personnel Traveling on Rotator to Bahrain
Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide Bahrain