A contingent of senior United States military personnel arrived in Zambia on February 12 for a four-day visit to learn more about U.S.-Zambia military cooperation and to renew U.S. commitment to military cooperation with Zambia.
Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, United States Navy (Retired), leads the delegation as Director of a U.S. National Defense University program that focuses on joint military operations. He led 19 U.S. military leaders on their visit to Zambia during which they learned about U.S. Africa Command’s work with the Zambian military on joint training exercises such as Southern Accord held in August 2015 and in U.S.-provided training for the Zambian Battalions heading to Central African Republic for the UN Peacekeeping Mission.
The visiting U.S. Officers, at the ranks of Brigadier General and Rear Admiral representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, were greeted at the airport by U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz and members of the Zambian military. Ambassador Schultz praised the warm relations and positive exchanges, including military-to-military, the U.S. and Zambia have shared.