Washington, DC—Five new U.S. military attachés assigned to African countries visited the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) on Dec. 2, 2011. They will soon be deployed to Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ghana, and Nigeria.
ACSS staff and faculty briefed them on the Center’s mission, annual program plan and the well-established working relationships the center has cultivated with attachés already assigned to Africa. Attachés and Security Cooperation Officers are critical to the Center’s success in developing programming and assisting the center in coordinating participant participation and running our Africa based programs.
During the briefing, the ACSS deputy Director, Michael Garrison, welcomed the new attachés to the Center and expressed the center’s gratitude for the service to our nation and the support they will eventfully provide to the Africa Center. ACSS staff representing the departments of academic affairs, research, community affairs, and operations also informed the incoming attachés of past and existing ACSS alumni programs in their respective countries as well as possible opportunities to engage with ACSS alumni.
The Africa Center wishes these new attachés great success in their upcoming assignments and looks forward to working closely with them.