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U.S. Africa Command

U.S. Africa Command

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U.S. Africa Command

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  1. U.S. Africa Command … building the command

  2. Direction • President Bush directed establishment of US Africa Command – Feb 07 • Initial Operating Capability (IOC) by 1 Oct 07 • Building the team • Engaging key audiences • Preparing for mission transfers • Unified Command status by 30 Sep 08 • Establish a command presence on the continent • This new command will strengthen our security cooperation with Africa and help to create new opportunities to bolster the capabilities of our partners in Africa. Africa Command will enhance our efforts to help bring peace and security to the people of Africa and promote our common goals of development, health, education, democracy, and economic growth in Africa. • President George Bush • February 7, 2007

  3. Why is Africa Important? • Africa has significant strategic & economic importance: • 11.7m square miles • 900m people • 3 countries on UN Security Council • Oil, minerals, metals, food • Our focus is to build the capacity of our African partners to: • Reduce conflict • Improve security • Defeat terrorists • Support crisis response

  4. 68,300 uniformed UN peacekeepers in Africa (Jan 08) Current UN/AU Peacekeeping Operations: Western Sahara Liberia Cote D’Ivoire Ethiopia/Eritrea DRC Sudan Darfur Chad/CAR Current Peacekeeping Operations UN Peacekeeping Operations AU Peacekeeping Operations EU Peacekeeping Operations

  5. The Size of Africa Distance Mogadishu—Dakar: 4365 miles Chicago—Honolulu: 4250 miles Distance Tunis—Cape Town: 4885 miles New York—Moscow: 4674 miles Coastline: 47,560 miles Population: 888 million (2005) -over 800 ethnic groups and 1000 languages Number of countries: 53

  6. Africa’s Size and Diversity 11.7 million square miles More thanArgentina (1.1) Western Europe (1.4) The United States (3.1) and China (3.7) Combined (9.3) 53 nations 900 million people (14% of Earth pop.) More than 1,000 languages spoken

  7. Socio-Cultural Analysis:The Art of Data-mining • AFRICOM must mine and integrate vast academic & non-government databases • Daunting challenge: • No common data structure • No coordinated integration & analysis process • AFRICOM will set data-mining and integration standards • Offer unclassified knowledge database to NGOs, the African Union and all 53 host nations

  8. Regional Offices Regional Offices Regional Offices Regional Offices Regional Offices Headquarters, U.S. Africa Command As of 8 February 2008 Commander USAFRICOM Special Staff Office of the CSM FE-MC Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor (FE-MC) Office of the Inspector General Office of the Command Chaplain Office of the Legal Counsel to the Commander Office of the Command Surgeon Office of Public Affairs Deputy to the Commander Civ-Mil Activities Deputy to the Commander Military Ops Headquarters Commandant Secretary of the Joint Staff Knowledge Management Office of Protocol Security Management Support Services Command Historian AFRICOM Liaison Office SES Development Advisor Chief of Staff Office of Shared Services SES SES SES Director for Operations & Logistics Director for Resources Director for Outreach Director for Strategy, Plans & Programs Director for Intel & Knowledge Development Director for C4 Systems SES SES SES Director for Operations Director for Logistics Deputy Director for Intel & KDev Deputy Director for Resources Deputy Director for Outreach Director for Programs Director for Plans Deputy Director for C4 Systems Operations Division Deployment & Distribution Operations Center Comptroller Division Programs Division Plans Division Commander’s Support Element C4 Operations & Plans Division Strategic Communication Division Future Operations Division Logistics Support Division Human Resources Division Engagement Division Strategy Division Joint Intelligence Operations Center Information Assurance Division Partnership Division Information Operations Division Engineering Division Strategic Capabilities & Assessments Division Joint Training & Exercises Division IT Strategy, Architecture & Interoperability Division Trans-regional Division East/South Regional Division AFRICOM Cooperation Center Antiterrorism Division Medical Readiness Division North/Sahel Regional Division West/Central Regional Division Functional Division Strategic Services Division Offices of Security Cooperation in the region

  9. AFRICOM Washington Office AFRICOM Coordination Center Regional Integration Team Regional Integration Team Regional Integration Team Regional Integration Team Regional Integration Team Peace & Security Humanitarian Assistance Support to Stability and Infrastructure Support to Good Governance Support to Security Sector Reform Director Director Director Office Director Office Innovation and Strategy Outreach Planning and Coordination Teams Region Planning Teams Contingency/Crisis Planning Team Boards, Centers, Cells AFRICOM: Vertical and Horizontal • Vertical staff: manage programs, build capacity and expertise • Horizontal teams: collaborate on lines of operation, plan and execute missions • Permanent • Standing • On-call • Ad hoc

  10. Our Role DEPT OF STATE U.S. foreign policy lead -- worked through Embassies Continent-wide: African Union Regional: Regional Economic Community (REC) Bi-Lateral: With each nation Coordinate all activities with USAMBs to host nations Exercise military to military contacts USAID Treasury FBI Commerce Energy Agriculture Help harmonize the U.S. Government effort Others DHS Apply DOD capabilities to meet needs of Africans in support of U.S. foreign policy

  11. Mission Transfer Process 1 Oct 2008 1 Oct 2007 Strategy, Plans, and Policy Theater Security Cooperation Contingency Planning Humanitarian Assistance/ Disaster Relief Crisis Response On-Going Operations, Training, Exercises TSCTP and OEF-TS

  12. Our Approach Persistent, Sustained Level of Effort Building Partner Security Capacity Fostering Continued Dialogue and Development Supporting Humanitarian Assistance Efforts Providing Crisis Response …to Enable the Work of Africans Oriented on Preventing Conflict

  13. U.S. Africa Command QUESTIONS???