Through multinational exercises and military-to-military engagements, U.S. Africa Command strengthens relationships with African partner nations to help build the defense capability and capacity of their security forces.

U.S. Africa Command embraces a holistic approach to security challenges by working closely with U.S. Government interagency counterparts and partner nation militaries from around the world.

Along with regional partners, U.S. Africa command conducts military operations to disrupt, degrade and neutralize violent extremist organizations that present a transnational threat.

Operations set conditions for continued partnering to help African partner nations build the capacity they need to secure the region.

Memorial Day 2016 - AFRICOM honors the fallen at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Americans buried and listed as missing in action during the campaign in North Africa during WWII, were honored for their sacrifice during a wreath laying ceremony in Carthage, Tunisia on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. (U.S. Africa Command video by Samantha Reho/Released)

U.S. Africa Command stands ready to protect U.S. personnel and facilities within the region.

By forging relationships with regional partners, U.S. Africa Command ensures U.S. and partner nation security forces will have what they need, where and when they need it to respond to crisis.

Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command — with partners — disrupts and neutralizes transnational threats, protects U.S. personnel and facilities, prevents and mitigates conflict, and builds African partner defense capability and capacity in order to promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."

General David M. Rodriguez
U.S. Army
Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Command Sergeant Major Darrin J. Bohn
U.S. Army
Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations
Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken
U.S. Navy
Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement
Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris
U.S. Department of State
Headquarters Chief of Staff, Acting
Major General Worthe S. Holt, Jr.
U.S. Air Force