Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Army Europe-Africa

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Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Army Europe-Africa

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MEDIA ADVISORY | February 23 Briefing with General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa and General Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe-Africa.

EVENT:

Please join us on Tuesday, February 23, for a telephonic press briefing with General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Major General Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe-Africa and Commanding General, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa. The speakers will discuss the recent U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa consolidation, the continued commitment of the U.S. Army to our African allies, and the multinational African Lion training exercise scheduled in June 2021. The speakers will take questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers: General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Major General Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa and Commanding General, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Time: 08:00 EST | 13:00 GMT | 14:00 CET | 15:00 SAST

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Languages: English. French interpretation will be available.

Ground rules: ON THE RECORD  

Dial-in Info:  To be provided upon RSVP  

Twitter: Join the conversation at #AFHubPress for the call  and follow us on @AfricaMediaHub and @USArmyEURAF and @SETAF_Africa

 

BIOS: 

General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Africa

Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli assumed command of the consolidated U.S. Army Europe & Africa Oct. 1, 2020. From January 2018 until the consolidation, Gen. Cavoli served as the commander of U.S. Army Europe. Commissioned into the Infantry in 1987, Gen. Cavoli has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

He’s commanded the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; 7th Army Training Command; and 25th Infantry Division. He also served as the Deputy Commander of Regional Command West in Herat, Afghanistan, and as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations at 82nd Airborne Division.

His full bio can be found here.

Major General Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe-Africa

Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling is the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander and the U.S. Army Europe and Africa deputy commanding general. Rohling graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of infantry in 1989. His first assignment was as a platoon leader in the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California, where he participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama.

He subsequently served in the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia; 1st and 3rd Infantry Divisions in Germany; 6th Ranger Training Battalion in Florida; and as a Vietnam MIA/POW team commander for Joint Task Force-Full Accounting in Hawaii. Upon completing his study at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Rohling served in Vicenza, Italy, with the Southern European Task Force (Airborne), and deployed for two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He subsequently commanded the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasans), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and in Operation Iraqi Freedom before becoming the infantry branch chief and attending the National War College at Fort McNair, Virginia.

Rohling returned to Italy to command the 173rd Airborne Brigade and again deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. His post-command assignment was as coordination group director and executive officer for then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Following that assignment, Rohling served as the 10th Mountain Division deputy commanding general, and the Advise and Assist Command commander in Helmand, Afghanistan, during Operation Freedom's Sentinel. He then served as the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps deputy chief of staff - operations, in the United Kingdom. Prior to assuming command of SETAF-AF in July 2020, Rohling served as the U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding general.

LOGISTICS:

  • Participants should join the conference 10 minutes early.
  • The operator will ask for your name, press affiliation, and location.
  • The speakers will give brief opening remarks, and then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be instructed to push the “1” and “0” buttons on their phones to enter the question queue. You may also submit questions in advance via email to afmediahub@state.gov.
  • If you experience technical difficulties during the call, you may email afmediahub@state.gov to alert the moderator to any issues.

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