Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

EASF Concludes Command Post Exercise 2022

The Eastern Africa Standby Force concluded its Command Post Exercise, Code named ‘MASHARIKI SALAAM III’ today, 31 March 2022, at Kenya Commercial Bank Leadership Training Center, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Guest of Honor at the Closing Ceremony was the Vice Chief of Staff of the Kenyan Defence Forces, Lt Gen Francis O. Ogolla, representing the Kenyan Chief of Defence Forces. In his closing remarks, the guest of honor commended EASF for planning, organizing and conducting the Command Post Exercise that brought military, police and civilian personnel from the ten EASF Member States together. He also thanked all exercise participants for their participation in the exercise.
 
The Chair of the Committee of the Eastern Africa Chiefs of Defence Staff, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula, who is also the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Defence Forces, also delivered remarks at the Closing Ceremony. In his remarks, the Chair urged EASF Member States to scale up their support for the Eastern African Standby Force. He also urged Member States to engage in Peace Support Missions in the region under the umbrella of EASF.
 
Director of EASF, Brig Gen Getachew Shiferaw Fayissa delivered a vote of thanks at the Closing Ceremony. He thanked the Member States for sending personnel who took part in the exercise, and for all their support along the way. He also thanked the partners of EASF for their financial, material and technical support.

Other officials also delivered their remarks at the Closing Ceremony, including the Chair of Friends of EASF, Col Jens Lindvig, Chief of Staff of the African Standby Force, Head of Mission in the Command Post Exercise, and the Exercise Director Brig Dixon Chivatsi.

Certificates were awarded at the Closing Ceremony to the Exercise leaders, participants, and partners of EASF.
Prior to the Closing Ceremony, the Guest of Honor and the invited VIPs paid a tour around the Exercise area. The Exercise Director, Brig Dixon Chivatsi from Kenya Defence Forces, briefed the Guest of Honor and the VIPs about the whole process of exercise. He apprised the dignitaries on the strengths, the weaknesses and the lessons learned from the exercise.

The EASF Command Post Exercise 2022 has been underway since 21 March 2022 at the KCB Leadership Center, in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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