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May 19, 2022
READOUT - Gen. Kurilla meets with Jordan Armed Forces Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Erik Kurilla met with Jordan Armed Forces Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Youssef Ahmed Al-Hanaiti in Amman, May 19.
The leaders discussed continued cooperation between U.S. and Jordan, joint military operations, modernization of shared technologies and integration during field operations.
During the meeting, Kurilla made clear his intentions to strengthen the relationship between the two militaries, and his desire for innovation in regional defense.
May 18, 2022
READOUT – U.S. Central Command commander meets with Israeli Chief of Staff
U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Erik Kurilla visited Israel as an official guest of Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, May 18.
During his visit to Israel, Kurilla spoke with several Israeli military leaders, toured facilities, and observed an ongoing Israeli military exercise.
Kurilla commended the deepening defense partnership between the U.S. and Israel.
May 17, 2022
Congratulations to the new President of UAE
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
SAUDI ARABIA —
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
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
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
Baghdad, Iraq —
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).