Directorates and Staff

Directorates and Staff

J1 - Manpower and Personnel

J1 - Manpower and Personnel provides the Commander, US Africa Command, manpower and personnel support for planning and operations.


J2 - Intelligence

J2 - Intelligence provides accurate, detailed, and relevant information and knowledge to the command.


J3 - Operations and Cyber

J3 - Operations and Cyber conducts operational and cyber planning; organizes forces for assigned missions; coordinates movement and employment of forces; and monitors and directs operations in order to enhance stability in the area of activity.


J4 - Logistics

J4 - Logistics optimize logistics in order to achieve command objectives and enterprise logistics goals.


J5 - Strategy, Engagement and Programs

J5 - Strategy, Engagement and Programs is the directorate for strategy, engagement and programs.


J6 - C4S Systems

J6 - C4S Systems is the directorate of command, control, communications and computer systems.


J8 - Resources and Assessments

J8 - Resources and Assessments plans, programs, budgets, and executes fiscal resources to deliver the best capability-value from the resources provided.


Headquarters Commandant

The Headquarters Commandant serves as a feedback mechanism for comments, concerns or suggestions regarding command programs.


Office of the Command Chaplain

The Office of the Command Chaplain increases spiritual strength and forsters relationships with African, partner and interagency counterparts.


Office of the Command Surgeon

The Office of the Command Surgeon serves as the senior staff for all health service support policy, plans, engagements, and exercises.


Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor

The Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor provides counsel on U.S. Foreign Policy and ensures the command’s strategy, plans and programs are aligned to serve national interests.


Office of the Legal Counsel

The Office of the Legal Counsel serves as the principal legal advisor to the Commander and his staff.


Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General reports on the command’s discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training, and readiness.


Office of Public Affairs and Communication Synchronization

The Office of Public Affairs and Communication Synchronization is responsible for the timely, relevant, and professional release of news and information.


USAID Senior Developmental Advisor

The USAID Senior Developmental Advisor provides expert advice on development, stabilization, and humanitarian assistance.


Interagency staff

The Interagency staff includes more than 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.