Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers deploy to Africa, strengthen partnerships
U.S Army Reserve Capt. Dominique Mosbly, U.S. Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) Civil Affairs Team 21 chief, teaches a course in civil military operations (CMO) to the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) during a staff exercise (STAFFEX) as part of African Lion 2023 (AL23) in Agadir, Morocco. The purpose of the STAFFEX is to build a cohesive multinational team, learn the U.S. military’s Joint Planning Process and develop COAs to counter a theoretical adversary. More than 160 military members from 13 countries participated in the STAFFEX. Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel participated in AL23, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia from May 13-June 18, 2023. The 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, part of the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, 352nd Civil Affairs Command, assisted with the coordination and execution of multiple civil-military events during their 9-month deployment to Africa in support of SETAF-AF. (Photo courtesy of 412th Civil Affairs Battalion.)

Photo by: Capt. Philip Regina |  VIRIN: 230615-A-HF423-4071.JPG