Who is the AFRICOM commander?

General Stephen J. Townsend
Commander. General Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army, became the 5th commander of United States Africa Command in July 2019.

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.

When was AFRICOM started?

February 6, 2007
United States Africa Command/Founded

What countries fall under Africom?

The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM, U.S. AFRICOM, and AFRICOM), is one of the eleven unified combatant commands of the United States Department of Defense, headquartered at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany….Area of responsibility

  • Cape Verde.
  • São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Comoros.
  • Madagascar.
  • Mauritius.
  • Seychelles.

What is the purpose of Africom?

U.S. Africa Command 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.

What countries fall under AFRICOM?

Why is Egypt not a part of AFRICOM?

AFRICOM’s commander, General William E. Thus, before AFRICOM, the United States had complete military coverage of Africa, but the entire continent did not come under a single command. Even with AFRICOM, the entire continent is not under one command because Egypt remains within CENTCOM’s area of responsibility.

Who is the commander of the US Africa Command?

Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, to provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee April 20, 2021, and the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22, 2021.

Where did the US Africa Command get its Silver Anvil Award?

In a virtual ceremony from New York City June 10, U.S. Africa Command received the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award for the command’s strategic outreach efforts with Sudan and on the African continent.

When does the US Africa Command report end?

In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment report period ending Mar. 31, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received two new reports of civilian casualties and closed out two of three open cases.