Logistics Group, Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC)
Commander, Task Force 73
Commander, Task Force 712
Commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific is the SEVENTHFLT Maintenance Officer. He is also the maintenance type commander representative for COMNAVSURFPAC. SURFPAC ships permanently forward deployed to WESTPAC as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) address maintenance correspondence to COMLOG WESTPAC via their ISIC and the appropriate COMLOG WESTPAC Detachment. Ships deploying from CONUS address maintenance related correspondence directly to COMLOG WESTPAC.
Commander, Logistics Group, Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) was established in Singapore in July 1992. COMLOG WESTPAC is the U.S. Seventh Fleet's principal logistics agent and bilateral exercise coordinator for Southeast Asia. As logistics agent for Seventh Fleet, COMLOG WESTPAC plans the resupply of food, ordnance, fuel and repair parts for U.S. Navy ships deployed to the Seventh Fleet Area of Operations which includes over 51 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans--stretching from mid-Pacific to the east coast of Africa, and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south. COMLOG WESTPAC also plans and manages the funding for ship repairs at U.S. facilities in Yokosuka, Japan, and Guam, as well as at commercial repair facilities in Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.
In its capacity as the bilateral exercise coordinator for Southeast Asia, COMLOG WESTPAC conducts advance planning, facilitates communication with host nations, promotes military to military relations, organizes resources, and directly supports the execution of training exercises with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore. COMLOG WESTPAC further serves to enhance cooperative engagement initiatives in the region.
COMLOG WESTPAC is located inside the PSA Sembawang Terminal and has approximately 60 military and five civilians assigned.
The Logistics Group Western Pacific commander, headquartered in Singapore, in his hat as Task Force 712 commander, is responsible for organizing the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise series. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises which takes place throughout Southeast Asia each year. It also aims to enhance regional cooperation and improve interoperability. CARAT is part of the U.S. Pacific Command's strategy to engage with counterparts and improve regional readiness.
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