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Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL


Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL was born in İstanbul in 1958. He graduated from Naval High School in 1976 and from Turkish Naval Academy in 1980.

After having served onboard destroyers as branch officer and division officer, he commanded various patrol boats and fast patrol boats, and assigned as the Commodore of the Second Fast Patrol Boat Division from 2003 to 2005.

Admiral ÖZBAL graduated from Naval War College in 1989 and from Turkish Armed Forces College in 1995. Furthermore in 1995, he got his bachelor’s degree on Economics at Anatolian University.

As for the HQ posts; Admiral ÖZBAL has served, as The Commander of Fast Patrol Boat Group, Chief of Intelligence at Turkish General Staff and as staff officer and key leadership positions at STRIKEFORCE SOUTH in Naples. He served as head of branch at Turkish Naval Forces Comma...


NUSRET-2021 Minex/Invitex


1. NUSRET-2021 is a MINEX/INVIEX that will be conducted in Northern Aegean Sea between 18-28 October 2021 with assets from Turkish Naval Forces, Standing NATO MCM Group-2 (SNMCMG-2), NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence  (NMW COE) and friendly forces.

2. The Aim of Nusret-2021 is to train MCM units and personnel (MCM ships, EOD and AUV Teams) in planning and conducting an MCM operation, to practice maritime force protection under asymmetric threat, to promote mutual mine warfare cooperation and exercise naval cooperation in a  realistic training environment.