CJTF-HOA provides Security Assistance Training for Djiboutian military

Members of a security assistance training team and the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) pose for a group photo, Dec. 12, 2015 at the People’s Palace in Djibouti. The team conducted a three-week security assistance training session in order to help the FAD combat violent extremist organizations across East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Members of a security assistance training team and the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) pose for a group photo, Dec. 12, 2015 at the People’s Palace in Djibouti. The team conducted a three-week security assistance training session in order to help the FAD combat violent extremist organizations across East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

Members of the Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility, located at Royal Air Force Base Molesworth, England traveled recently to Djibouti to conduct Security Assistance Training for members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD).

 

The three-week course coordinated by members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa was held to aid the military forces serving as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia in building security capability and capacity.

 

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Gilroy, CJ2 operations officer, said the objective of the training was to, “further develop interoperability among the host nation security forces, the U.S. and other international partners, with the ultimate goal of preparing our forces to work jointly in countering violent extremist organizations.”

 

The course included lessons on security functions, critical thinking, counterinsurgency operations, and briefing.

 

“This training is going to help us organize, research and plan our operations in our areas of responsibility,” said Capt. Isman Obsiye Hoch, FAD Chief S3 Rapid Action Response Force.

 

In addition to providing CJTF-HOA’s East African partners with valuable security assistance training, the course was also designed to help strengthen partnerships.

 

“These relationships are not new; we have been working together for years,” said Hoch. “Each year our staffs come together and plan these kinds of courses, and by doing so it keeps our relationships strong and growing.”

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