Information of the consolidation and the elevation of the command to a four-star billet has been out since early final month, and the assertion provides little in the way in which of latest particulars. It did, nonetheless, verify that Gen. Christopher Cavoli, who has obtained his fourth star, will command USAREUR-AF.
U.S. Military Africa/Southern European Activity Drive is now redesignated as U.S. Military Southern European Activity Drive, Africa — or SETAF-AF.
The 2-star basic in control of the previous U.S. Military Africa will function commander of the duty drive and in addition USAREUR-AF’s deputy commanding basic for Africa.
Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, who’s now the SETAF-AF commander and USAREUR-AF’s deputy commander, served beforehand because the deputy commanding basic of U.S. Military Europe below Cavoli.
“This consolidation enhances world and regional readiness in assist of the Nationwide Protection Technique,” Military Secretary Ryan McCarthy mentioned within the assertion. “The brand new construction will improve command and management effectiveness, flexibility and the aptitude to conduct large-scale, joint and multi-domain operations.”
The brand new four-star command “will play an important function in supporting missions throughout two interconnected theaters of operation,” the assertion learn. “It would additionally improve effectivity by streamlining the headquarters’ capability to execute capabilities and bettering world and regional contingency response efforts.”
One other profit to the consolidation is permitting the headquarters room to give attention to strategic-level duties. SETAF-AF and the lately reactivated V Corps will “give attention to readiness and interoperability with allies and companions on the operational and tactical ranges,” the assertion famous.
V Corps has a rotational ahead headquarters in Poznan, Poland, and, in line with the assertion, “might be integral to the planning and synchronization of operations in Europe.”
SETAF-AF might be liable for Military operations and belongings in Africa and Italy, and can coordinate instantly with U.S. Africa Command.
U.S. Army Europe is predicated in Wiesbaden, Germany, and U.S. Military Africa was based mostly in Vincenza, Italy. Primarily based on the assertion, it stays unclear whether or not there might be bodily modifications to the headquarters.