U.S. Africa Command recognizes it is part of a diverse U.S. government interagency team that reflects the talents, expertise, and capabilities within the entire U.S. government. U.S. AFRICOM was the first regional command to integrate from its inception advisors and experts from other U.S. government agencies.
With over 30 representatives from more than 10 federal agencies, the non-Department of Defense representation at the U.S. Africa Command is one of the broadest of any Combatant Command (COCOM). Using a novel approach, AFRICOM's non-DOD representatives are placed throughout the Command and embedded directly with DoD staff, where their subject matter expertise can best be used. Non-DoD agency representatives develop their own relationships with the command; however, coordination of policies and procedures for the integration of non-DoD expertise is coordinated through AFRICOM's J9 Office of Interagency Coordination and AFRICOM's Interagency Board.
U.S. Africa Command works with a variety of interagency partners, including:
- Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Department of Homeland Security- Homeland Security Investigation (HSI)
- Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
- Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Department of Justice - Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI)
- Department of Interior - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- Department of State - Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)