Army: New US SETAF-AF Commanding General Makes 1st Overseas Trip to Morocco
Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, new commanding General of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa, made his first trip abroad to Rabat, showing the strategic importance of the North African Kingdom for the U.S. army.
According to press reports, Gen. Wasmund met, during his visit to Morocco this Aug.21-22, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces & Commander of the southern zone, Lt. General Belkhir El Farouk to discuss issues of common interest.
The meeting comes amid a growing terror threat in the Sahel and across the continent. It also comes following the withdrawal of French troops from Mali and the new geostrategic challenges and changes taking shape in the region and worldwide.
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa provides command and control in the land domain, strengthens partnerships, sets the theater, and conducts security force assistance in order to achieve U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives.
Operating from Vicenza, Italy, STAF-AF conducts sustained security engagement with African land forces to promote security, stability, and peace.