ALFS 2023 continues senior enlisted leader program
Originally intended to bring together African land force chiefs, or a country’s equivalent of the chief of staff of the Army, as the event has matured, so has its scope. In 2017, SETAF-AF and co-host Malawi first extended invitations to command senior enlisted leaders and their inclusion has continued for all subsequent summits.
Stumbling into opportunity: National Guardsman supports African Lion 23
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia, May 24 - When he initially joined in 2004, 17-year-old Chris Bowling enlisted in the infantry, wanting to serve his country following the tragedy of 9/11. Nineteen years later, U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Bowling reflects on how his career took an unexpected turn when his then mentor joined the 3rd Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, and took him with him.
U.S., Burundi partner for bi-lateral military medical readiness exercise
The Burundi National Defence Force, in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), 44th Medical Brigade and 39th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, are hosting a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at L’Hopital Militaire (Military Hospital) in Bujumbura, May 15 to June 2, 2023.