Office of Security Cooperation In-processing

This information is for inbound U.S. Africa Command personnel assigned to positions with Offices of Security of Cooperation and under the Chief of Mission authority in Africa.

Step 1: Reception | Request a sponsor

Step 2: Staging | preparing for move requirements for DoD coming to AFRICOM and a U.S. Embassy in Africa

  • DoD requires all personnel (Soldiers, family members, civilians, and contractors) to conduct a 14-day restriction of movement and COVID-19 testing prior to official travel from the U.S. 
  • All DoD personnel will read the latest Force Health Protection Guidance
  • Register with AFRICOM Families Forward
  • All DoD personnel must use the Patriot Express for permanent change of station travel between the U.S. and Germany and Italy, find more information in the Army in Europe Command Memorandum 2020-21











Step 3: Arrival and onward integration

  • PCS travel: 1352-2 vouchers and links to entitlements for Soldiers going to dependent restricted and accompanied locations
  • All DoD personnel in Europe and Africa must register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • If dependent children attend DoDEA schools, they must be enrolled as soon as possible, visit DoDEA 2020-21 Return to School for more information
  • TRICARE

Need to Know | Important information