The United States Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM) is one of nine unified combatant commands of the United States Armed Forces, headquartered at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany. It is responsible for U.S. military operations and military relations with 53 African nations. Its area of responsibility covers all of Africa except Egypt.
On February 6, 2007; Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that President George W. Bush had given authority to create the new African Command. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Moeller, the director of the AFRICOM transition team, arrived in Stuttgart, Germany to begin creating the logistical framework for the command. On 28 September the U.S. Senate confirmed General William E. “Kip” Ward as AFRICOM’s first commander and AFRICOM officially became operational.
AFRICOM participates in a wide variety of tasks: maritime law enforcement, foreign military sales, international military and education training, pandemic response program, partnerships for integrated logistics operations and tactics, national guard state partnership program, and contingency operations training and assistance.
This pin is dedicated to the US military men and women who support the efforts and honors their commitment to their sworn duty in perilous conditions all over the world.
The lapel pin is Minted in nickel and given antique silver finish, this coin is imbued with bold colorful enamel.
Each one measures a 1 inch x 3/4 (40mm x 30mm) oval.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.