USARAF commander discusses readiness with Senegal army chief of staff



By U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs May 18, 2020

VICENZA, Italy – Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, the U.S. Army Africa commander, conducted a phone call with Brig. Gen. Fulgence Ndour, the Senegalese army chief of staff, May 12. The generals discussed responses to COVID-19, Senegalese training center enhancement, the Security Force Assistance Brigade, and other efforts to increase the readiness and capabilities of the Senegalese armed forces. 

Cloutier also extended condolences to Senegal for lives lost due to COVID-19, and applauded the Senegalese efforts against the virus. 

During the call, Cloutier and Ndour also discussed the Senegalese army’s training capability and operational capacity, as well as United Accord 20, a U.S. Africa Command-directed, USARAF-led multinational exercise scheduled to take place in Senegal Sept. 10-25.

Cloutier also addressed USARAF’s commitment to partnering with the Senegalese armed forces to enhance its efforts in counter-violent extremist organization operations and its capacity to conduct peacekeeping missions.

Cloutier also spoke to Ndour about the Security Force Assistance Brigade that recently conducted logistics training with the Senegalese army, indicating that it is poised and ready to partner with the Senegalese army in the future.

Cloutier will continue to conduct phone calls with African partners to reaffirm U.S. commitment to African security in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

More in Media Room
Justified Accord 2022 Middle Planning Event
NAIROBI, Kenya – Members of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force and more than two dozen Allies and Partner nations converged in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 18, to establish plans for Justified Accord, an exercise set to take place next spring in Kenya. More than 1,000 troops are scheduled to participate in Justified Accord 22, said Austin Blessard, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa lead planner for the exercise.
Read more
G4 staff ride focuses on Italian WWI campaign, Alpine front battles
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa G4 Soldiers and staff participated in a battle staff ride and educational forum Sept. 24-25, 2021. The event focused on the Italian campaign in the First World War and on the lessons learned from the Italian army’s battles at Monte Grappa.
Read more
ALFC 2021 concludes, senior leaders provide closing remarks
The African Land Forces Colloquium 2021 closing ceremony, featuring remarks from Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa commander, was held Sept. 24, 2021, at the 7th Army Training Command Headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Read more
More in Media Room
Justified Accord 2022 Middle Planning Event
NAIROBI, Kenya – Members of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force and more than two dozen Allies and Partner nations converged in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 18, to establish plans for Justified Accord, an exercise set to take place next spring in Kenya. More than 1,000 troops are scheduled to participate in Justified Accord 22, said Austin Blessard, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa lead planner for the exercise.
Read more
G4 staff ride focuses on Italian WWI campaign, Alpine front battles
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa G4 Soldiers and staff participated in a battle staff ride and educational forum Sept. 24-25, 2021. The event focused on the Italian campaign in the First World War and on the lessons learned from the Italian army’s battles at Monte Grappa.
Read more
ALFC 2021 concludes, senior leaders provide closing remarks
The African Land Forces Colloquium 2021 closing ceremony, featuring remarks from Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa commander, was held Sept. 24, 2021, at the 7th Army Training Command Headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Read more
More in Media Room
Justified Accord 2022 Middle Planning Event
NAIROBI, Kenya – Members of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force and more than two dozen Allies and Partner nations converged in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 18, to establish plans for Justified Accord, an exercise set to take place next spring in Kenya. More than 1,000 troops are scheduled to participate in Justified Accord 22, said Austin Blessard, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa lead planner for the exercise.
Read more
G4 staff ride focuses on Italian WWI campaign, Alpine front battles
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa G4 Soldiers and staff participated in a battle staff ride and educational forum Sept. 24-25, 2021. The event focused on the Italian campaign in the First World War and on the lessons learned from the Italian army’s battles at Monte Grappa.
Read more
ALFC 2021 concludes, senior leaders provide closing remarks
The African Land Forces Colloquium 2021 closing ceremony, featuring remarks from Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa commander, was held Sept. 24, 2021, at the 7th Army Training Command Headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Read more