USS Forrest Sherman Finishes COMPTUEX

Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 6, after bolstering their joint warfighting capabilities during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) held off the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Florida coasts.

During the nearly month-long exercise, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) practiced detailed planning, communication and execution during a variety of missions in order to complete COMPTUEX.

Cmdr. John Krisciunas, commanding officer of USS Forrest Sherman, said:

COMPTUEX provided the strike group an opportunity to exercise our tactical capability in a dynamic, complex, at-sea scenario. This aided the strike group in honing the required skill sets as we prepare for our scheduled deployment.

COMPTUEX is a series of training scenarios designed to certify TRCSG as a deployment-ready fighting force capable of completing operations in overseas theaters.

Mentor, trainers and assessors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 evaluated Forrest Sherman Sailors as they responded to various warfare scenarios, such as simulated surface, air, undersea, strike, and electronic attacks. In addition, CSG-4 assessed maritime security operations, such as visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), live-fire evolutions, and strike group formations.

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