What is the purpose of Africom?

What is the purpose of Africom?

Mission. 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 does Africom cover?

Its area of responsibility covers all of Africa except Egypt, which is within the area of responsibility of the United States Central Command. U.S. AFRICOM headquarters operating budget was $276 million in fiscal year 2012. The Commander of U.S. AFRICOM reports to the Secretary of Defense.

Who started Africom?

Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld convened a planning team for such a command in mid-2006, and in December, President Bush authorized its creation.

Who is the Africom j5?

Major General JOHN M. WOOD
Major General JOHN M. WOOD.

What countries does AFRICOM?

Middle Africa, which includes Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe. Southern Africa, which includes Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

What organizations contribute to JIIM operations?

Any United States governmental organizations that can be called upon when needed, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau, any of the combat support agencies (CSAs), and the Domestic Policy Council.

Why is Egypt not in AFRICOM?

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 AFRICOM J3?

Bryan Watson, AFRICOM Director of Operations (J3), was presented the French National Defense Medal, Golden award by Col.

Is Egypt AFRICOM or Centcom?

When AFRICOM was established, all but Egypt were transferred from CENTCOM to AFRICOM. Nations in the CENTCOM AOR share borders with nations in the AFRICOM, EUCOM and INDO-PACOM AORs. Like all combatant commands, CENTCOM constitutes a headquarters element without any military units permanently assigned to it.

Who is the head of Africom?

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

What does j8 do?

J-8 conducts joint, bilateral, and multilateral war games and interagency politico-military seminars and simulations. It develops, maintains, and improves the models, techniques, and capabilities used by the Joint Staff and combatant commands to conduct studies and analyses for CJCS.