United States Africa Command [USAFRICOM] Law and Legal Definition

United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) is one of ten Unified Combatant Commands of the U.S. Armed Forces that is responsible for the U.S. military operations and military relations with 53 African nations except Egypt.

The USAFRICOM headquarters is at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.

The Combatant Commander of the USAFRICOM reports to the Secretary of Defense, who in turn reports to the President of the U.S. However, in individual countries, the U.S. Ambassadors continue to be the President's personal representatives in diplomatic relations with host nations.

The mission of the USAFRICOM is to strengthen the U.S. security cooperation with Africa and create new opportunities to bolster the capabilities of the U.S. partners in Africa. The USAFRICOM will enhance the U.S. efforts to bring peace and security to the people of Africa and promote the U.S. common goals of development, health, education, democracy, and economic growth in Africa.