The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.
U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN) sharing of best practices and validation session with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) members Sept. 28, 2016, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
More than 15 Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) members joined instructors from the Regional Joint Intel Training Facility (RJITF) from Royal Air Force Molesworth, U.K., to learn open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques at the People’s Palace, Djibouti, March 5-10, 2016.
More than 10 Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) soldiers joined members from the U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) under U.S. Africa Command to learn vital medical skills in preparation for future deployments.
Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.