By Lt. j.g. Teresa C. Meadows
Spanish navy Capt. Javiar Moreno, commodore of MAR-41, and Capt. Joseph Gagliano, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60, answered questions during a joint conducted media availability with the Spanish media outlet La Voz de Cadiz aboard the Spanish navy Santa Maria-class frigate ESPS Numancia (F-83) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 6, 2019.
Moreno invited Gagliano to speak during the interview to reinforce the strong relationship between Spain and its ally, the U.S.
“It was a pleasure sitting side-by-side with Capitan Naval Moreno as he explained the important work they do and how we are working together to support each other's training,” said Gagliano. “Spain is a great ally for the United States, and MAR-41 is a great partner with DESRON 60.”
DESRON 60, responsible for the four forward-deployed naval forces ships, is headquartered at Naval Station Rota, and regularly maintains the highest-level of participation with regional allies and partners as well as supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.