Command History


Our Mission:  Through integrated training, mentorship and assessment at sea, Carrier Strike Group Fifteen provides Fleet Commanders agile combat ready maritime forces armed with worldwide deployable skill sets in order to support global operations.  In pursuit of tactical excellence, we conduct Composite Warfare scenarios, employing best practices to successfully operate against evolving threats in the contested battle space.

Overview:  Carrier Strike Group Fifteen (CCSG-15) is a 1-star command under Commander, U.S. Third Fleet. Tactical Training Group, Pacific and Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific are subordinate commands. The command was previously known as Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP), Carrier Group ONE/Commander, Carrier Striking Force (CCG-1).

History:  CCSG-15 began as Carrier Division ONE (COMCARDIV 1) and generally operated in the Pacific. Between 1971 and 1975, the organization became Carrier Group ONE. In 2004, it became Carrier Strike Group ONE, and in 2005 it was redesignated Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific. In 2014 the name was then changed to Carrier Strike Group Fifteen. Commander Carrier Division ONE (COMCARDIV 1) was the first aircraft carrier formation in the United States when it was organized in October 1930 as part of the Aircraft Scouting Force, U.S. Fleet, operating in the Pacific Ocean. In 1939, Carrier Division ONE was transferred to the Pacific Scouting Force. Aircraft carriers assigned to COMCARDIV 1 saw service in World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In June 1973, Commander Carrier Division ONE was redesignated Commander Carrier Group ONE (COMCARGRU 1). In December 1990, following commanding Battle Group Delta, COMCARGRU 1 was designated Commander Training Battle Group, with responsibility for Carrier Battle Group Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) within the U.S. Pacific Fleet.