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African Land Forces Summit

What is it?

African Land Forces Summit is a premiere engagement opportunity that brings together land forces chiefs of staff from African nations and military leaders from the U.S. Army to discuss topics based on the theme "Adapting Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges."

Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, U.S. Army Africa commander, will host the inaugural African Land Forces Summit in Washington, D.C., May 10-14, 2010, on behalf of Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

What has the Army done?

U.S. Army Africa invited 44 African land forces chiefs of staff to attend the summit. Gen. Casey will open the event, and the summit will present a number of high-level guest speakers and multiple opportunities to discuss topics relevant to each areas specific needs. Speakers will address topics such as African Security Challenges, Peace Support Operations and Institutional Adaptation, followed by small-group discussions. The event will also include a visit to Fort Benning, Ga., where African military leaders will see the full-spectrum of Soldier training.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The next African Land Forces Summit will take place in 2012 in a yet-to-be-determined location in Africa. The forum will meet every two years because the invited leaders recognize global trends affecting the region and are dedicated to working collectively to keep pace with the changing environment. U.S. Army Africa is the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) assigned to U.S. Africa Command, and is America's premier Army team dedicated to positive change in Africa. U.S. Army Africa will continue to build cooperative relationships and enduring partnerships that contribute to African capabilities.

Why is this important to the Army?

This is the first African Land Forces Summit, which opens attendance to land forces chiefs of staff from African nations. The African Land Forces Summit provides an opportunity for U.S. participants to hear issues and concerns directly from African military leaders. It also provides a forum for our partner nations to freely express their opinions, concerns, desires, goals and ideas. Developing cooperative relationships and enduring partnerships among our militaries will help promote security, stability and peace in Africa.

Resources:

U.S. Army Africa Web site

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