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Cobra Gold 2018
180213-N-NO001-001.JPG Photo By: Photo courtesy of Royal Thai Navy

SATTAHIP, Thailand - SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 13, 2018) Capt. Larry McCullen, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) poses for a photo just before a pre-sail conference with Thai Navy Capt. Nuttapol Diewvanich, commander of the Royal Thai Navy amphibious transport dock HTMS Angthong (LPD-791), and Republic of Korea Capt Lee Hong Jeong, commander of Amphibious Squadron 53, who led ROK naval forces aboard ROKS Cheon Ja Bong (LST-687). McCullen writes how important it was for all leaders to meet face-to-face, exchange tactics and experiences, before executing Cobra Gold as a combined amphibious force.


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