Army 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.
Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez became U.S. Africa Command’s third commander during a ceremony at the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story
Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said he is committed to working with African partners to confront violent extremists and eliminate terrorist safe havens and support groups on the continent. Story
When U.S. Africa Command was garnering unprecedented international attention in October 2011 during its campaign to protect Libyan civilians against Moammar Ghadafi’s violent crackdown against a rebellion, the command achieved another, less headline-dominating victory. Story
U.S. Africa Command brings “markedly increased” capabilities to its mission of defending U.S. interests and developing regional militaries, the command’s leader told Congress. Story
U.S. Africa Command and interagency participants are providing training and other aid to African partner nations so they can better confront the challenges of drought and famine as part of ongoing humanitarian response and security efforts on the continent. Story