Statements

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.

Oct. 30, 2021

U.S. and Partner Crews Conduct ‘PRESENCE PATROL’ Multilateral flight marks fifth of 2021

One U.S. Air Force B-1B “Lancer” aircrew flew a presence patrol mission in the Central Region that included several partner nation air forces today.

Oct. 22, 2021

U.S. strike in the vicinity of Suluk, Syria, Oct. 22, 2021

A U.S. airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar.  We have no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike, which was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft.

Oct. 19, 2021

Readout from Gen. Frank McKenzie's visit with the United Arab Emirates’ Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Oct. 19, 2021

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with the United Arab Emirates’ Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi in Abu Dhabi today.