Enhancing Professional Military Education in the Horn of Africa

  • August 13, 2009
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard, Prof John F Troxell

United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) is keenly aware that for small or emerging nations military modernization initiatives have domestic, regional, and international impacts on a nation's public, trade, finance, aid, and foreign policies. One of USAFRICOM's essential missions is to increase the ability of African nations to improve their own security, thus enhancing stability. One of AFRICOM's security engagement tools is sustained military to military (mil-to-mil) programs. The ongoing U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) effort to assist in establishing the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College (EDCSC) serves as an excellent example of USARCENT's ongoing engagement.