U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rob Baker assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here May 26.
Baker, who comes to CJTF-HOA after having served at the Pentagon as Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Franken. U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.
Ham said that Baker is the right officer to lead the task force and is confident that he will sustain and enhance diplomatic r
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
U.S. Army General William "Kip" Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited Camp Lemonnier, January 26, 2010, to send off the outgoing U.S. Navy core staff and speak with the 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army National Guard.
"I wanted to come and show my appreciation to the departing staff," said Ward. "They've done exceptional work in moving ahead the mission of the task force, as well as combating (violent extremism) in this part of the region."
The commander and deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) attended the graduation ceremony of 32 military officers from nine East African countries who successfully completed the Peace Operations Staff Course conducted by CJTF-HOA.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's commander, and U.S. Army Brigadier General Chris Leins, deputy commander, visited the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC
Approximately 200 multinational military members and civilians commemorated Memorial Day by participating in a classic CrossFit challenge here, May 27.