Joint Military Academy and CJTF-HOA Senior Leadership pose with Academy Cadets for Photo
A commander must be guided by a set of principles in order to provide authority and direction to forces. According to Army Doctrine Publication 6-0 Mission Command, a commander utilizes the six principles of the Mission Command philosophy to successfully lead.
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.
Leaders come and go, but the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines will always stay the same. They are a dedicated and honorable force to be reckoned with who will follow a great leader anywhere.
SgtMaj and I always say it is a Leadership factory at CJTF-HOA and we build Leaders first. We do so and we are so successful because this command is the most diverse we have seen. It is a melting pot of each of our services; active duty, reserves, and our coalition and civilian partners. We embrace each other’s culture, and, SgtMaj and I challenge each of you to learn from one another’s service culture and service traditions. While being in the countries of our East Africa Partners, share a little of your culture and learn about the culture of the country you are in. In turn, this will make our organization and our mission stronger and more successful.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, gave a lecture to students, planted a tree and spoke in a press conference Aug. 21, 2014, at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Uganda.