January 27, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) today, during a change of command ceremony held at US Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Commodore Charlebois assumed command from Rear Admiral Sulieman Al Faqeeh of the Royal Saudi Navy.
Canada has deployed 31 CAF personnel and one Department of National Defence civilian employee to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Bahrain to lead CTF 150 until July 2021. HMCS Calgary is expected to join this endeavor in spring 2021.
Commanding CTF 150 reflects Canada’s commitment to work with its partners to tackle the global terrorist threat and demonstrates the confidence of our allies and coalition partners in the CAF’s ability to lead multinational forces.