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July 2012

Commander
U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez

U.S. Army Gen. David M. RodriguezArmy Gen David M. Rodriguez is the third commander of U.S. Africa Command since it was established in 2008 to coordinate U.S. military relations and activities with African nations, regional organizations and the African Union.

Rodriguez: Africom Promotes Security, Stability in Africa

U.S. Africa Command has improved the quality of military-to-military engagements across the continent and has helped regional partners increase their capacity to provide their own security, said Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Africom's commander. Story

Africom Priorities

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremist Organizations

Africom Helps Partners Stand Up to
Violent Extremism

Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph Bergeron explains combat marksmanship tactics to a group of Ugandan soldiers, Feb. 27, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jad SleimanCiting progress in helping African partners countering violent extremist organizations, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said the terrorist attack last month at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, actually shows U.S. efforts and policies are working. Story

Fighting Piracy and Illicit Trafficking

Africa Command Helps Partners Promote Maritime Security

U.S. Marines and Senegalese Marine commandos conduct Marine Corps martial arts training during Africa Partner Station 13, Sept. 19, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marco ManchaCapacity-building efforts being advanced by U.S. Africa Command are helping African nations confront maritime crime, including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and events currently unfolding off the Nigerian coast the Africom commander reported. Story

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