Accession Number:

ADA509430

Title:

The Challenges Faced by Land Forces within a Full Spectrum Environment: 2009 U.S. Army Central Land Forces Symposium, Mombasa, Kenya (CSL Issue Paper, Volume 7-09, July 2009)

Descriptive Note:

Issue paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Recognizing the criticality of effective full-spectrum operations within the U.S. Central Command USCENTCOM region, the partner nation commanders focused the 2009 Land Forces Symposium LFS on Land Forces Challenges in a Full-Spectrum Environment. Conducted April 20-23, 2009, at the Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya, the 2009 LFS was co-hosted by the Kenya Army KA and U.S. Army Central USARCENT. General George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Lieutenant General James J. Lovelace, Commanding General, USARCENT, led the U.S. delegation while General Jeremiah M. Kianga, Chief of the General Staff, Kenya Armed Forces, and Lieutenant General Jackson K. Tuwei, Commander, Kenya Army, were the senior Kenyan military hosts. Since theater security cooperation efforts in the Horn of Africa will transfer to U.S. Africa Command USAFRICOM in Fiscal Year 2010, five East African nations joined the 19 Central Region Land Force Commanders or their representatives at the LFS. Presentations by General William E. Ward, Commander, USAFRICOM, and Major General William B. Garrett III, Commanding General, U.S. Army Africa USARAF familiarized the symposium attendees with the USAFRICOM vision and mission. As with previous symposiums, the LFS provided the opportunity for land force commanders to establish and enhance personal relationships while providing a forum for regional exchange of views. To encourage these exchanges, delegates participated in a series of panels and sub-regional breakout sessions. This years panels addressed Global Trends Impacting the Central Command and the Horn of Africa Operating Environment, Full-Spectrum Key Enablers, and Multi-National Army Training and Preparedness. The sub-regional panels, which closed out the first two days, provided the opportunity for delegates to discuss in depth how these issues influence the missions and training of their militaries.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE