Just graduated and already in the midst of new roles and responsibilities!
Commodore Anthony Millar, ES Class of 2018 and Maritime Component Commander and Representative of the Chief of Navy (New Zealand) is pictured here shaking hands with an officer from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force serving with Mine Warfare Task Force during a visit to Naval Base Point Loma, California, 17 July 2018.
Commodore Millar visited the undersea mine countermeasures task group led by the RNZN during their participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California area of operations.Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC, provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew A. Stroup/Released)
To see more photos from this multi-national operational exercise, please see the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/indopacom/
Great news for Commodore Millar and we wish him continued success in this new capacity!