Logistics Group Western Pacific was established at Port of Singapore
Authority (PSA), Sembawang Terminal, in July 1992, after the commandís
reloaction from Naval Station Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
known as Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (Commander Task
Force (CTF) 73/CTF 75), its mission included command readiness,
administrative oversight responsibilities and control of the Naval Surface
Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet ships assigned in Japan, Guam and the
Philippines. As CTF 75, the command also maintained operational control of
approximately 30 other ships operating in the Western Pacific, Indian
Ocean and North Arabian Sea. As CTF 73, the command provided operational
control over rotationally deployed Combat Logistics Force ships, Military
Sealift Command ships and Maritime Prepositioning Ships operating in 7th
April 1992, the commandís name changed to Commander, Naval Surface Group
Western Pacific, and the operational control and administrative
responsibilities associated with CTF 75 ships shifted to the 7th Fleet
Battle Force commander. Two months later, the commandís name changed
again to Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific and the staff retained
the duties of CTF 73.
the command continues as the U.S. 7th Fleetís operational commander for
Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force (NFAF) ships and most other Military Sealift
Command ships, as well as principal logistics agent and bilateral exercise
coordinator for Southeast Asia. As logistics agent for 7th Fleet, the
command plans the resupply of food, ordnance, fuel and repair parts for
U.S. Navy ships deployed throughout the more than 52 million square miles
of the 7th Fleet area of operations. The command also plans and manages
the funding of 7th Fleet surface combatant ship repairs outside of Japan.
In its capacity as the bilateral exercise coordinator for Southeast Asia, CTF 712, the command conducts advance planning, facilitates communication with host nations, promotes military to military relations, organizes resources, and directly supports the execution of training exercises such as the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore.
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