By Commander Task Force 51 Public Affairs
| June 23, 2016
Brig. Gen. Francis L. Donovan the incoming commander, task force (CTF) 51 and commander, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (5th MEB), address the audience at the change of command ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Donovan relieved Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III as commander of the blue-green team. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Master Sergeant Antwaun M. Gibson/Released)
Commander, Task Force (CTF) 51 and Commander, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (5th MEB) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 23.
Brig. Gen. Francis L. Donovan relieved Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III as commander of the blue-green team.
CTF-51 provides command and control over ARG/MEUs, the afloat forward staging base ship USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), and the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, all deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The 5th MEB provides command and control of Marine forces deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for theater security cooperation, crisis response and contingency operations.