Retired U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf once said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.” The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is privileged to have had this type of leadership over the past year.
Comorian President Ahmed Abdallan Mohamed Sambi , U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brian Losey, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Ambassador to the Comoros and Madagascar Niels Marquadt, and numerous Comorian government officials and CJTF-HOA personnel attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hamramba school in Moroni, Comoros, May 15, 2010.
The ceremony marked the completion of a $500,000 project funded by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), providing eight classro
During a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), April 28, 2010, Captain Darius Banaji relieved Captain Bill Finn as commanding officer of the only U.S. military installation on the continent of Africa.
The U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, James Swan; The Japanese Ambassador to Djibouti, Masiki Noke; Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Rear Admiral David Mercer; Djibouti Deputy Defense Chief of Staff, General Hassan Ali Kamil; as well as nearly 200
With all the academic work, Mission Rehearsal Exercise and months of preparation behind them, the majority of the new core staff for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa officially begins work February 4, 2010. Made up mostly of Navy Individual Augmentees and two Army members, the 59 new core staff members fill positions including commander, deputy commander, chief of staff, command element commanders and other key positions, including those in remote operating bases in East Africa.<
During his travels to African nations, General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, delivers an unwavering message: The command is listening to and learning from its African partners on security issues and will help where possible. Ward brought that message in person January 21, 2009, to the island-nation of Comoros off the southeastern coast of Africa during the nation's first official visit of a top U.S. military commander. "Our command is dedicated to doing