CJTF-HOA Welcomes New Senior Enlisted Leader

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011)-U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander, addresses the crowd during the senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here, September 22. U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis assumed the senior enlisted leader position from U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo. CJTF-HOA, under the command of U.S. Africa Command, conducts civil and non combatant military operations in East Africa aimed to strengthen capability and protect U.S. and Coalition interest, promote regional stability and dissuade conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011)-U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander, addresses the crowd during the senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here, September 22. U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis assumed the senior enlisted leader position from U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo. CJTF-HOA, under the command of U.S. Africa Command, conducts civil and non combatant military operations in East Africa aimed to strengthen capability and protect U.S. and Coalition interest, promote regional stability and dissuade conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011)--U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander, receives a salute from U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis as he assumes responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for CJTF-HOA during the senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here September 22.  Davis was previously assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the wing's command chief master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011)--U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commander, receives a salute from U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis as he assumes responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for CJTF-HOA during the senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here September 22. Davis was previously assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the wing's command chief master sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011))â€U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis conveys his intentions as the new Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader during a senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here September 22. Davis came from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant. Davis assumed his new responsibilities from U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo. CJTF-HOA, under the command of U.S. Africa Command, conducts civil and non combatant military operations in East Africa aimed to strengthen defense capability and protect U.S. and Coalition interest, promote regional stability and dissuade conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 22, 2011))â€U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis conveys his intentions as the new Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader during a senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here September 22. Davis came from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant. Davis assumed his new responsibilities from U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo. CJTF-HOA, under the command of U.S. Africa Command, conducts civil and non combatant military operations in East Africa aimed to strengthen defense capability and protect U.S. and Coalition interest, promote regional stability and dissuade conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Steffen)

U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant James Davis assumed the role of the of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader during a senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony here September 22.

Davis accepted his new role as the senior enlisted leader for CJTF-HOA by saluting U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, CJTF-HOA commander, who presided over the ceremony. Davis previously served as command chief master sergeant for 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan.

"I was the command chief for over 6,000 enlisted men and women and then I got the call from the admiral for an interview to become the CJTF-HOA SEL," said Davis. "Yes, that was a big mission, but this one is an even bigger mission with bigger circumstances and bigger possibilities; I'm looking forward to that." The ceremony had in attendance service members from all branches, distinguished guests and members of coalition forces.

"I chose Chief Davis to represent array of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilians, principally because he's been performing at this level for quite a number of years," said Franken. "There is no doubt that Chief Davis is the right man for the job." Like his predecessor, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo, Davis will serve one year in this position, working to fulfill the promise to mentor and lead the enlisted personnel of all the services stationed at Camp Lemonnier, no matter which uniform the member wears. "I'm concerned about the U.S. part of it," said Davis "because I want to take care of my men and women. That's the bottom line."

CJTF-HOA, under the command of U.S Africa Command, conducts civil and non-combatant military operations in East Africa aimed to strengthen defense capabilities and protect U.S. and Coalition interests, promote regional stability and dissuade conflict.

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