United States Africa Command Helping Kenya Improve Logistics Challenges and Opportunities

Nairobi, Kenya, November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Africa Command director of logistics met with senior African logisticians and U.S. troops during a multi-day trip to Djibouti, Kenya, and Ghana, Nov. 16-21.

“The African continent is massive and the tyranny of distance is a real challenge,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski. “The scope of these challenges means close cooperation with key bilateral partners is critical for us to ensure we have the right equipment at the right location with the right people at the right time.”

In Kenya, Kosinski discussed opportunities for streamlining combined logistics operations with senior Kenyan military counterparts to facilitate the distribution of equipment, personnel, and supplies to various support locations.  Maj Gen Ahmed Fatuma, Chief of Personnel and Logistics, expressed her appreciation of U.S. support, highlighted the depth of our relationship, and looks forward to continuing to strengthening our relationship.

“Our ability to build and strengthen the logistics capacity of our African partners sets the U.S. apart from other global powers,” said Kosinski. “These face-to-face engagements underscore our commitment to our African partners in finding shared solutions to complex logistics issues.”

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