Accession Number : ADA487229


Title :   AFRICOM: Combatant Command for the 21st Century


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Juergens, Jr, Richard A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a487229.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : In February 2007, President Bush announced the formation of United States Africa Command or AFRICOM. When it reaches full operational capability in October 2008, it will join the other five combatant commands: European Command, Southern Command, Northern Command, Central Command, and Pacific Command, as the Department of Defense's unified command structure responsible for specific geographical regions of the world. From the beginning it has been made clear that AFRICOM will be organized differently and have a different mission priority than the current geographic combatant commands. Most apparent is the high ratio of assigned interagency personnel as compared to the other commands. This thesis examines U.S. interests and operating environment in Africa to determine AFRICOM mission focus. It also proposes organization structure to facilitate interagency integration and maximize mission effectiveness.


Descriptors :   *STABILITY , *AFRICA , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , COUNTERTERRORISM , INTEGRATION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE