DOD To Streamline Planning, Equipment For Regionally Aligned Forces

By Courtney McBride / August 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM
The Defense Department is implementing changes to its planning, training, information exchange, equipment allocation and passport procedures for Army brigades allocated to U.S. Africa Command. The regional alignment, in effect since 2013 for AFRICOM, is designed to ensure the availability of specially trained forces for the combatant commands. In an effort to address ongoing concerns that key stakeholders lack vital information regarding security cooperation activities, the brigades will be represented in the planning process, which previously has involved embassy-based Offices...

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