Who is in Command of Africom?

United States Africa Command
Website www.africom.mil
Commander GEN Stephen J. Townsend, USA
Deputy Commander Lt Gen Kirk W. Smith, USAF

What is the purpose of Africom?

AFRICOM Mission Statement U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability and prosperity.

When was Africom started?

February 6, 2007
United States Africa Command/Founded

What operations does Africom?

A full-spectrum combatant command, AFRICOM is responsible for all U.S. Department of Defense operations, exercises, and security cooperation on the African continent, its island nations, and surrounding waters.

Which country in Africa has the strongest army?

As of 2021, Egypt was considered the most powerful African country by its conventional fighting capacity, achieving a score of 0.22. The country also placed 13th in the global military power ranking. Following this were Algeria and South Africa, each with an index of 0.44 and 0.57, respectively.

How old is Africom?

1, 2008. For the past 13 years, U.S. Africa Command has worked with African partners for a secure, stable, and prosperous Africa. In response to our expanding partnerships and interests on the African continent, the U.S. established AFRICOM in 2007.

How do combatant commands work?

The Unified Command Plan (UCP) establishes the missions, command responsibilities, and geographic areas of responsibility of the combatant commands. The combatant commanders are entrusted with a specific type of nontransferable operational command authority over assigned forces, regardless of branch of service.

Who does Centcom report to?

Department of Defense

United States Central Command
Role Geographic combatant command
Part of Department of Defense
Headquarters MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Nickname(s) CENTCOM

Who is the Senior Enlisted Leader for AFRICOM?

Sergeant Major Richard D. Thresher assumed duties as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, United States Africa Command, on Feb. 28, 2020. Prior to joining AFRICOM, he served as the II Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Thresher enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1990 and became an artilleryman.

Who is the commander of the US Africa Command?

United States Marine Corps General Thomas D. Waldhauser is the fourth Commander of the United States Africa Command.

Who is the commander of the Horn of Africa?

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, the outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana during a change of command ceremony May 15. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.

What does AFRICOM stand for in military category?

AFRICOM’s Humanitarian Assistance program includes activities designed to relieve or reduce endemic conditions such as human suffering, disease, hunger, and privation.