Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Iraqi Oil Platforms

Last month I returned to the Iraq oil platforms to guide my friend, Rear Admiral Kevin Quinn, through the XNAG or extreme North Arabian Gulf. The oil platforms are inside Iraq territorial waters and are within eye and ear shot of the cowboy Irainian Republican Guard Navy forces. These are the guys that grabed the UK 15 on March 23rd. This visit enabled Kevin and I to spend time with the current Commander in the area, Commodore Nick Lambertand and get his perspective on the challanges in his area of responsibility (AOR.)

Kevin is currently CTF 50 leading Fifth Fleet's Carrier Strike Force. I am his Expeditionary Counterpart commanding CTF 51.

1 comment:

Garry said...

Great action shot!