The Department of the Army chose the Southern European Task Force to become the Army component headquarters for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) in December 2008. Subsequently, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) was designated as the Army Service component command (ASCC) for USAFRICOM in January 2012. The USAFRICOM commander directed USARAF to focus on four major tasks:
- Supporting ongoing operations
- Fulfilling Title 10, U.S. Code, responsibilities
- Executing theater security cooperation missions
- Deploying joint task force-capable headquarters
USARAF, without assigned forces and the typical theater enablers, was presented a challenge in accomplishing its diverse missions. From its inception, USARAF has been dependent on other organizations, regionally aligned forces (RAF), and the global force management process to accomplish its mission. Operation United Assistance (OUA) provided a good laboratory in which to study the present theater army concept and to consider where it needs adjusting or modification in the future.
Global health engagements conducted in the Pacific theater by a U.S. Army medical task force are an example of the U.S. Army's continuous commitment and resolve to the security and stability of the Indonesia-Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Army invested significantly in the rebalance to the Pacific, and Army medicine did its part with collaboration and participation in Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15), a U.S. Navy-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission, conducted May through August 2015....Read More
This report provides a summary of the observations from three Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) collection events concerning Home Station Training (HST) from December 2015 - February 2016. The collection team interviewed a total of over 250 Soldiers and Leaders from one Corps Headquarters, two Division Headquarters, three Brigade Combat Teams, and seventeen Battalions/Squadrons. This collection report includes analysis from the I CORPS Stryker Assessment dated January 2016. This report has been sanitized to remove unit identification.
CJTF-HOA was established at Camp Lejeune, NC, in October 2002 in response to the September 11 attacks. The organization was formed around the 2nd Marine Division Headquarters, with the intent of identifying and destroying terror cells and violent extremist organizations in the region. This special study examines a significant shift in CJTFHOA’s focus: the transition from a short-term crisis, action-focused organization to a long-term campaigning headquarters. The shift is the result of a tremendous amount of blood, sweat, and tears by the men and women of CJTF-HOA in coordination with the USAFRICOM staff, the Service components, and our regional embassies. ...Read More
The challenges and complexity of the future will require the Army to provide a broader range of capabilities to achieve strategic outcomes across a complex and diverse range of global missions. The Army Vision cites "integrate operations" as one of the unique roles performed by the Army, providing combatant commanders with foundational capabilities, to include headquarters capable of integrating joint, interagency, and multinational operations. In the future, the need for interoperability will extend to lower echelons of Army forces in order to effectively integrate smaller national contributions into multinational operations. ...Read More
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