AFRICOM Commander observes Djiboutian RIB, meets with key partners

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, center, commander of U.S. Africa Command, listens to a brief about partner training delivered by the officer in charge of NCO training for the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), U.S. Army 1st Lt. Travis Holihan, Headquarters Company, 1-26 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, during a visit with senior Djiboutian officials, including Chief of General Staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces Gen. Zakaria Cheik Ibrahim, at a training base in Djibouti, March 21, 2019. While in Djibouti, Waldhauser observed the ongoing growth and development of the RIB, the Djiboutian army’s elite military force, which the U.S. is in the process of training and equipping at the request of the Djiboutian government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, center, commander of U.S. Africa Command, listens to a brief about partner training delivered by the officer in charge of NCO training for the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), U.S. Army 1st Lt. Travis Holihan, Headquarters Company, 1-26 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, during a visit with senior Djiboutian officials, including Chief of General Staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces Gen. Zakaria Cheik Ibrahim, at a training base in Djibouti, March 21, 2019. While in Djibouti, Waldhauser observed the ongoing growth and development of the RIB, the Djiboutian army’s elite military force, which the U.S. is in the process of training and equipping at the request of the Djiboutian government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
Download full-resolution

Tags

U.S. Marine Corps CJTF-HOA AFRICOM Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa FAD general Djibouti Armed Forces US Africa Command RIB Rapid Intervention Battalion four star Thomas D. Waldhauser Combatant Commander BIR Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim

We suggest

U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.

State, Defense department officials focus on East Africa security

U.S. Embassy representatives from eight East African nations joined military leaders from U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier Jan. 24, for the 2017 East Africa Security Synchronization Conference.

U.S., Japanese, French, Italian militaries partner for first multilateral NEO exercise in Africa

Initiated by the Japanese military, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported a joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training here, Sept. 29.

AMISOM strength bolstered with AFRICOM vehicle delivery to UPDF

The African Union Mission in Somalia’s capabilities to provide security in Somalia were recently strengthened when U.S. military members of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa delivered nearly 20 vehicles and two storage containers to the Uganda People’s Defence Force here, Sept. 25.

Uganda military values humanity, hope while countering VEO actions with U.S. training

A seemingly contrasting fusion of traits - strength and benevolence - appears to run through the veins of UPDF PSYOP military members.