Brent Bohne, Foreign Policy Advisor for 17th Air Force/U.S. Air Forces Africa, came to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies Jan. 7 to further familiarize himself with its operations and to discuss upcoming joint programs.
As Foreign Policy Advisor, Mr. Bohne serves as an advisor to Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward, Commander, 17th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The command is the Air Component for U.S. Africa Command and has responsibility for all Air Force activities in the Africa theater spanning 53 countries, 11 million square miles and more than 900 million people.
John Kelly, PhD, Associate Dean at the Africa Center, welcomed Mr. Bohne and discussed with him the center’s academic and outreach programs as well as its commitment to supporting the command.
“We stand prepared to assist this vital part of the U.S. support to the African security architecture,” said Dr. Kelly. “The 17th Air Force and the Africa Center are working together with our African partners to make sure that the airspace domain of the continent receives high priority in every critical strategic topic that needs to be addressed by policy leadership.”
Joining Dr. Kelly in briefing Mr. Bohne and discussing Africa Center-17th Air Force/U.S. Air Forces Africa programs were center staffers U.S. Army Colonel Gene McConville, Senior Military Advisor, Academic Affairs; and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald Miller, U.S. Army, Director of Operations.