U.S. Reinforce Regional and Maritime Security Cooperation with Angola

The United States Embassy in Luanda is pelased to announce the visit to Angola of the Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General David M. Rodriguez, from September 24 to 25.

Duiring the visit, General Rodrigues will meet offficials of the Government of Angola and Corrporate Executives in the country to discuss issues to reinforce regional and maritime security cooperation between the two countries.

The United States emphasizes the importance of building enduring partnerships to help strengthen the security and stability of African nations. AFRICOM works together to make positive contributions to promoting peace and security on the continent of Africa, being the strategy focused on developing partner nations’ military forces.

General David M. Rodriguez became the third commander of U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, on April 5, 2013. U.S. Africa Command is one of six unified geographic combatant commands within the Department of Defense unified command structure.

General Rodriguez has commanded at every level. His previous assignment was Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command. Additional commands include:

  • the International Security Assistance Force – Joint Command (IJC) in Afghanistan;
  • the 82nd Airborne Division;
  • 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division; and
  • 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

This is the first visit of General Rodrigues to Angola since he became Commander of AFRICOM but he comes to build on the previous visit by former AFRICOM‘s Commanders and Deputy Commanders to Angola.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Manuel Mungongo, Press and Speakers Specialist of the U.S. Embassy in Angola at: 923-284-117 e 222-641-134.