Command History

Commander, 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.

Originally 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 Fleet.

In 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.

Today, 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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