US Navy Commences Annual Citadel Pacific 2022 Security Exercise

The US Navy has begun its annual Citadel Pacific 2022 security exercise, which will be held from August 15 to 19.

The five-day exercise is led by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), and Commander, US Pacific Fleet.

The drill is held to train the naval fleet for force protection situations, providing “a learning environment for security personnel to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities.”

This initiative is conducted annually at all 70 of CNIC international installations. The training does not serve as a response to any specific threat.

“Citadel Pacific simulates threat scenarios such as active shooters, gate runners and improvised explosive devices so that our personnel are prepared to respond for such events, should they occur onboard our installations,” CNIC Operations Director Mark Sinder said.

“This training approach ensures US Navy security forces maintain a high level of readiness in a dynamic security environment.”

CNIC manages over 48,000 personnel deployed at 70 naval shore installations in 10 regions around the globe.

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