On Wednesday 6 May 2015 Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez, from the Spanish Navy, as been designated EUROMARFOR Task Group Commander (COMGRUEUROMARFOR) and, in this sequence, assumed the duty of Operation Atalanta Force Commander, during a ceremony held in Djibouti.
The new Atalanta’s Force Headquarters (FHQ) staff, which is embarked in Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Galicia, is made up from 14 European Union Member States, as well as personnel from the EU’s partner nation, Djibouti. The EUROMARFOR Task Group is composed of SPS Galícia (flagship), ITS Grecale and SPS Infanta Cristina.
Rear Admiral Gomez will be COMGRUEUROMARFOR and lead the EU Naval Force at sea for approximately five months.
In the pictures gallery you can find pictures of the ships and of the main events.