NAIROBI, Kenya –– U.S. military partners and 20 East African nations have gathered in Kenya and Rwanda in support of the annual Justified Accord exercise Feb. 22-March 19.
The Justified Agreement is an annual, multinational, multi-sector military exercise focused on African partner capabilities and interoperability in support of United Nations and African Union peace support operations. The exercise aims to improve multinational interoperability and engage regional civilian, police and military units in training.
With 800 participants from over 20 nations and NATO allies, Justified Accord focuses on improving preparedness for US and African partner nations.
“Exercise Justified Accord is a key element of the broader U.S. approach to partnering with our African partners and building our collective preparedness,” said Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Cupples, U.S. Army Southern Europe Task Force, deputy commanding general for Africa. “Conducting this exercise with our allies and partners demonstrates our firm commitment to fostering regional security capacities across Africa.”
During the warranted agreement, training will focus on activities supporting the joint US Forces, Kenyan Armed Forces units and other partners in a multinational field exercise. Participants prepare for counter-terrorism crisis response and peace support operations with US crisis action planning, an African Union staff officer course and a command post exercise.
A key component is the ability to engage multidimensional entities such as civilians, police and military in training events that will build partner networks among joint forces, US interagency, international and multinational organizations.
The US Army’s Southern European Task Force for Africa is leading the Justified Accord exercise in 2022.
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