U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Task Forces

U.S. Fith Fleet Task Forces


Strike forces: Plans & conducts strike operations. Commanded by a Carrier Strike Group Commander.

Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier

Ticonderoga-class Cruiser

Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

Oliver Hazard Perry-Class Frigate

Supply-Class Replenishment Ship


Mine Warfare: Provides command & control of all mine warfare assets in the region.

Avenger-Class MCM

MH-53E Sea Dragon

Other assets such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams and Unmanned Underwater Vehicle teams also contribute to the success of the Mine Warfare mission.


Logistics: Provides logistics support to the Fleet, including underway replenishment by Military Sealift Command-operated ships.

Ammunition Ship

Combat Stores Ship

Fast Combat Support Ship

Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship

Fleet Replenishment Oiler


Submarine Forces: Commands operation of U.S. submarine forces (SSN/SSGN) and coordinates theatre-wide Anti-Submarine Warfare matters.

Ohio-class Guided Missile Submarine

Los Angeles-Class Submarine


Surface Forces: Controls surface forces such as USN Patrol Craft, U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats.

Patrol Coastal Ships


Individual Augmentee: Ensures Individual Augmentees deployed to the region receive the assistance they need.


Expeditionary Combat Forces: Controls Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Naval Coastal Warfare, SeaBees, Expeditionary Logistics SupportForces and Riverine Forces.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Marine Mammals

Inshore Boat Units

Mobile Construction Battalion

Riverine Forces


Maritime Patrol Forces: Maritime surveillance and reconnaissance operations region wide.

P-3C Orion, ASW Aircraft


Contingency Task Force: A specified task force stood up to provide command and control to designated missions.


Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief: Plans and conducts humanitarian assistance/disaster response missions such as to earthquakes, cyclones and oil spill response.

CTF Shore Battlespace

Shore Battlespace: Coordinates all facility and security support for shore installations in the AOR.