Gen. Stephen Townsend

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AFRICOM, CJTF-HOA commanders meet with senior Djiboutian officials

10:48 AM6/12/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), meet with U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Larry André; Djibouti Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf; Djibouti Minister of Defense, Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan; and Djibouti National Army Brig. Gen. Tahir Ali Mohamed, headquarters chief of staff of Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD), at Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ), Djibouti, June 8, 2020.
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AFRICOM, CJTF-HOA commanders meet with senior Djiboutian officials

10:49 AM6/12/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), meet with U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Larry André; Djibouti Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf; Djibouti Minister of Defense, Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan; and Djibouti National Army Brig. Gen. Tahir Ali Mohamed, headquarters chief of staff of Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD), at Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ), Djibouti, June 8, 2020.
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AFRICOM Commander visits Tunisia to discuss security

3:24 PM9/30/2020
Following his meetings with Tunisian government officials, Townsend participated in a donation ceremony of COVID-19 medical and personal protective equipment.
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, & Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, & Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests
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AFRICOM commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal

5:16 PM11/19/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa command travelled to West Africa Nov. 15-19 to discuss security issues across the region. Townsend met leaders and chiefs of defense in Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal. U.S. Africa Command works with partner nations throughout Africa, supporting their efforts on common security issues. The command strives to create conditions that lead to enhanced security and stability while advancing U.S. interests.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

12:00 AM12/18/2020
As part of Townsend’s African Enlisted Development Strategy (AEDS), Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers (NCO) responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defense Forces.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

4:17 PM12/18/2020
Warrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defense Forces Sergeant Major, invited Thresher to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs – a course implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March, when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

4:17 PM12/18/2020
Warrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defense Forces Sergeant Major, invited Thresher to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs – a course implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March, when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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AFRICOM leaders visit key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:44 AM12/28/2020
gt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, meets with Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defence Forces Sergeant Major, at the Kenya Defence Forces headquarters Dec. 15. As part of the commander’s African Enlisted Development Strategy (AEDS), Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers (NCO) responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defence Forces.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:47 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, greets Gen. Robert Kibochi, Kenya's Chief of Defence, before conducting a pass and review of Kenya Defence Force Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:47 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducts a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:48 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducts a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:51 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, stands with senior Kenyan Defence Forces leadership prior to conducting a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:53 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, speak with service members stationed at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, as part of a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti visit to key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships and security Dec. 14-17. The visit allowed for an updated commander’s assessment of the operations, security and infrastructure, with a special focus on assessing security and force protection improvements.
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AFRICOM leaders visit key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:57 AM12/28/2020
arrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defence Forces Sergeant Major, invites Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs Dec. 15. The course was implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March, when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

10:01 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, distributes coins to recognize members of the Marine Security Guard detachment at the U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya, while beginning a visit to key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships and security Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander conducts visit to Manda Bay

11:05 AM1/17/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a visit to Cooperative Security Location, Manda Bay, Kenya, Jan. 16, to meet with U.S. commanders and forces supporting security and training in the region.
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AFRICOM commander, senior enlisted leader conduct trip to East Africa

12:00 AM1/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a five-day visit to East Africa in mid-January 2021, which included stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM commander, senior enlisted leader conduct trip to East Africa

12:00 AM1/16/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a five-day visit to East Africa in mid-January 2021, which included stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia. Townsend was accompanied by the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, whose participation on the trip emphasized the need for professional, well trained enlisted corps for partner forces, recognized U.S. forces and spoke with Somali military leadership about training possibilities.
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Chiefs of Defense meet: African voices for a secure future

8:36 AM2/17/2021
U.S. Africa Command hosted senior commanders from 46 African militaries during a virtual Chiefs of Defense Conference Jan. 27, 2021.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct assessment in Mali

3:54 PM3/3/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces stationed in Djibouti conducted an operational and logistics assessment in Gao, Mali, March 3.
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