Canada transfers command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean, Deputy Commander Allied Maritime Command (centre), presides over the Change of Command Ceremony of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, between Commodore Josée Kurtz, Royal Canadian Navy (left), and Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni, Italian Navy, at the Taranto Naval Base, Italy, 16 December, 2019.

 

Canada transfers command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

 

Dec. 19, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), transferred command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) to Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni of the Italian Navy, during a ceremony at the Taranto Naval Base in Italy, today.

Having assumed command during a ceremony on June 15, Commodore Kurtz commanded SNMG2 over the past six months.

This deployment represents Canada’s contribution to regional maritime security in support of NATO assurance measures in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region.  It was part of Operation REASSURANCE, under which Canada contributes to NATO collective defence and demonstrates solidarity with its Allies.

 

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