Army War College Professors Teach Djiboutian Officers

Chief of Defense Forces of Djibouti, Minister of Defense, and U.S. Embassy Djibouti Chargé de Affairs, U.S. Army War College professors, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa members and students of the National Military Strategy Conference pose for a group photo after the conference Sept. 11, 2014, at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti. Military and Diplomatic Personnel and Students of the National Military Strategy Conference Post for a Group Photo

Chief of Defense Forces of Djibouti, Minister of Defense, and U.S. Embassy Djibouti Chargé de Affairs, U.S. Army War College professors, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa members and students of the National Military Strategy Conference pose for a group photo after the conference Sept. 11, 2014, at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti. Bernard Griffard and Bert Tussing,  both professors at U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership and Development in Carlisle, Pa., shared strategy developing concepts with more than 50 FAD officers.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)

U.S. Army War College professors shared military strategy practices with Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) leaders during a National Military Strategy conference Sept 8 to 12, 2014, at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti.

Bernard Griffard and Bert Tussing,  both professors at U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership and Development in Carlisle, Pa., shared strategy developing concepts with more than 50 FAD officers.

“What myself and Professor Tussing came here to do, at request of the Djiboutian military, was to give them a primer on the strategy planning process” Griffard said. “We covered the process starting from vision through identifying interests, what military objectives support those interests, concepts that would support those objectives, and resourcing those concepts.”

The four day seminar was the first of three phases and covered the process of planning and establishing a national military strategy.

FAD Army Lt. Col. Aden Warsama, one of the officers in attendance, said that he is looking forward to more seminars like the NMS.

“We are very pleased to see how far they have progressed in actually developing their own national strategy that they could build on,” Griffard said.

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