Brigadier General William P. West

Deputy Commander, CJTF-HOA
Deputy Commander, CJTF-HOA
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Memorial Day in Africa: CJTF-HOA leadership honors native-U.S. pilot at rest in Djibouti

Brig. Gen. Howard Purcell, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa deputy commander, and approximately 50 U.S. and French military members and civilians assembled at the Djibouti New European Cemetery May 29, to honor the solitary native-U.S. military member buried here.

Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group members receive visit from CJTF-HOA Deputy Commander

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 16, 2016) Rear Adm. William W. Wheeler, Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, meets Sailors on the Makin Island’s underway quarterdeck during a tour aboard the amphibious assault ship. Makin Island is deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)

Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course in Kenya concludes 13th iteration

Military, government and police officials from 13 countries gathered for the 13th Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Karen, Kenya, Feb. 15-26, 2016.

CJTF-HOA bids Farewell to Deputy Commander

Retired U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf once said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.” The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is privileged to have had this type of leadership over the past year.

CJTF-HOA holds Mission Manning Conference

As Camp Lemonnier reaches its maximum threshold for water, power, billeting and aircraft parking space, U.S. Africa Command along with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia hosted a mission and manning conference, Jan. 6-9, 2015.