1. Four stars
The appointment of Michael Langley as head of Africom, the American military command for Africa, is accompanied by his promotion to the rank of general four stars, the Marines’ highest honor. He is the first African-American in the history of the elite corps to reach this rank.
2. African American
Michael Langley will only be Africom’s second black chief. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, the American military command for Africa can be called upon to operate on any the continent, except in Egypt, which falls under the jurisdiction of Central Command for the Middle East.
This appointment comes as President Joe Biden is sending several hundred soldiers back to Somalia to fight the terrorist group, a year and a half after their withdrawal decided by Donald Trump.
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