U.S. Africa Command's component commands set the conditions for success of our security cooperation programs and activities on the continent. They perform detailed planning, provide essential command and control, establish and sustain relationships with our partners, and provide timely assessments.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa is the U.S. Africa Command organization that conducts operations in the region to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional security and stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and coalition interests.
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa operates from Vicenza, Italy, and conducts sustained security engagement with African land forces to promote security, stability, and peace.
U.S. Air Forces Africa
U.S. Air Forces Africa is the command's air component, conducting sustained security engagement and operations to promote air safety, security, and development in Africa. Its staff is shared with U.S. Air Forces Europe.
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa
U.S. Marine Forces Africa is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and conducts operations, exercises, training, and security cooperation activities throughout the African continent. Its staff is shared with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe.
U.S. Naval Forces Africa
U.S. Naval Forces Africa is headquartered in Naples, Italy, to carry out its primary mission to improve the maritime security capability and capacity of African partners. Its staff is shared with U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
U.S. Special Operations Command Africa
U.S. Special Operations Command Africa supports African partners to counter violent extremism, strengthen defense capabilities of Africa states, and regional organizations and protect U.S. interests in Africa.