Statements

May 19, 2022

CENTCOM Commander meets with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff, May 17th, 2022

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Erik Kurilla met with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit 17 May 2022. The leaders discussed security concerns, the ongoing partnership between each nation’s militaries and maintaining the momentum of defensive collaboration. “This is a critically important strategic partnership for the U.S., for Qatar and for the region,” Kurilla said. “This is a relationship that dates back more than 50 years at the onset of Qatari independence from the United Kingdom.” “Our militaries were working together even before the formation of CENTCOM,” he said. Our militaries share a vision for integrated deterrence to address threats confronting the region that will continue and even strengthen into the future.”

May 17, 2022

Congratulations to the new President of UAE

U.S. Central Command would like to extend a message of congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on assuming the role of President of the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2022

READOUT – Gen. Erik Kurilla’s First Official Visit to Bahrain

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Erik Kurilla during official travel to Bahrain met with His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Deputy King, and His Excellency Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force, to discuss the ongoing partnership between CENTCOM and Bahrain.

May 13, 2022

READOUT – Gen. Kurilla’s Visit to Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2022

U.S. Central Command’s commander, Gen. Erik Kurilla, met with Royal Saudi Chief of General Staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili at the Diriyah Joint Operations Center Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

May 10, 2022

READOUT – Gen. Kurilla’s Visit to Egypt, May 10, 2022

U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Erik Kurilla met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, Minister of Defense Gen. Mohamed Zaki and Lt. Gen. Osama Askar, chief of staff of the armed forces, May 9, while visiting the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

March 16, 2022

Posture Statement of General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. commander, CENTCOM before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15, 2022

For over twenty years, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has demanded a greater share of the Department of Defense's resources and attention—and those of the United States as a whole—than it claimed in the first twenty years of its existence. The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 brought terror to American shores on a scale unknown since 1941 and transfixed the nation.

Nov. 19, 2021

Readout from the Combined Forces Commanders’ Conference hosted by Gen. Frank McKenzie in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19th, 2021

Senior military leaders from European and other allied nations discussed regional security across the Middle East and Central Asia in a U.S. Central Command-hosted conference in Tampa today.

Nov. 16, 2021

Readout from Gen. Frank McKenzie's meeting with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit in Tampa, Nov. 16th, 2021

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit in Tampa today.

Nov. 5, 2021

Joint Statement: Iraqi Military Technical Committee and CJTF-OIR

The Iraqi National Security Advisor Mr. Qasim Alaraji hosted a meeting today in Baghdad between the Iraqi Military Technical Committee, headed by the Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations, Staff General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and its Coalition counterpart, headed by the Commander of Inherent Resolve Operations Forces in Iraq, Major General John Brennan, Deputy Commanding General Brigadier General Richard Bell (UK), and the Director of Interagency and Civilian Environment Brigadier General Vincent Coste (France). 

Nov. 5, 2021

Readout From Gen. Frank McKenzie’s Meeting With Lebanon’s Armed Forces Chief

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun in Tampa today.