The consolidation of U.S. Army Africa and SETAF-AF will help synergize the effects at the operational and tactical level of the U.S. Army with NATO allies, according to Major General Andrew Rohling, Commander of SETAF-AF.
"While NATO itself is developing its role in Africa, our NATO allies have had a long-term presence in Africa, and the effects that we'll have between those allies across NATO and across the continent will be much easier for us to coordinate," he said.
On the relationship between LANDCOM and counterpart U.S. land forces commands in Europe, Lieutenant General Cloutier says he sees it only getting stronger.
"We had some great discussions about what USAEUR-AF are doing in the context of training, and exercising, and building readiness, and what LANDCOM and NATO are doing. We're both trying to achieve the same things," said Lieutenant General Cloutier.
Left to right: Canadian Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Mathers, Command Senior Enlisted Advisor Allied Land Command; U.S. Army Major General Andrew Rohling, Commander Southern European Task Force, Africa; U.S. Army Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier, Commander Allied Land Command; U.S. Army General Chris Cavoli, Commander U.S. Army Europe and Africa; U.S. Army Commander John Kolasheski, Commander V Corps; U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Robert Abernethy, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major USAREUR-AF; U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Charles Gregory, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major SETAF-AF.
Story by Public Affairs Office at LANDCOM