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The African Alumni Symposium took place at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pa., Dec. 3-5. The symposium is a U.S. Africa Command event and hosted by U.S. Army Africa. It brought African alumni of U.S. Army professional military education schools together to strengthen U.S. and African partners’ relationships. Senior officers from multiple African nations and the U.S. participated in group discussions, focusing on this year’s theme of Training the Force for a Range of Military Operations. (Photos by Staff Sgt. Renee Wilson)

     
 

U.S. Army Africa hosts African Alumni Symposium

By Staff Sgt. Renee Wilson, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs

VICENZA, Italy – Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, hosted the African Alumni Symposium, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pa, Dec. 3-5. The symposium is an U.S. Africa Command event bringing together African alumni of U.S. Army professional military education schools, to strengthen U.S. and African partners’ relationships.

Senior officers from multiple African nations and the U.S. participated in group discussions, focusing on this year’s theme of “Training the Force for a Range of Military Operations.” Symposium topics ranged from institutional training, training for peacekeeping operations and opportunities for regional cooperation.

“This symposium is a great opportunity for many of our African partners to get together in one place and talk about common challenges and opportunities for the future,” said Williams. “The Army War College is known as a place where a lot of thinking is done, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re doing a lot of great thinking and sharing ideas as a group.”

During the three-day symposium, participants took part in lectures led by various experts on African crisis and broke down into small groups where they discussed topics such as U.N. missions and Operation United Assistance, the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

Leading the symposium discussion was Dr. Monde Muyangwa, director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Muyangwa is an expert in conflict resolution and peace building; democracy; gender; governance; U.S. foreign policy; Africa and African Union.Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa, hosted the African Alumni Symposium, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pa, Dec. 3-5. The symposium is an U.S. Africa Command event bringing together African alumni of U.S. Army professional military education schools, to strengthen U.S. and African partners’ relationships.

Senior officers from multiple African nations and the U.S. participated in group discussions, focusing on this year’s theme of “Training the Force for a Range of Military Operations.” Symposium topics ranged from institutional training, training for peacekeeping operations and opportunities for regional cooperation.

“This symposium is a great opportunity for many of our African partners to get together in one place and talk about common challenges and opportunities for the future,” said Williams. “The Army War College is known as a place where a lot of thinking is done, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re doing a lot of great thinking and sharing ideas as a group.”

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