Fifteen Senior Military Officers Travel to Algeria for “CAPSTONE” Course

On August 7, 2019, 15 American senior military officers and civilian executives will travel to Algeria as part of the “CAPSTONE” course, completing a multi-nation study tour in Africa that included Angola and Nigeria.

The purpose of the program is to broaden the global perspective of each participant.  During their two-day visit, the participants will meet with civilian and military leaders and visit cultural and historic sites to better understand Algeria and its role in the region. The fellows will discuss a number of topics of mutual U.S. – Algerian interest, including security cooperation and regional issues.

CAPSTONE is a five-week course for newly selected generals and flag officers as well as civilian executives. The countries chosen represent key current and future partners in global security and stability. The CAPSTONE visit reflects the important role that Algeria plays in the region and the value we place on the Algeria-U.S. bilateral relationship.  CAPSTONE’s engagement with Algeria remains one of the highlights of the program’s success with several recent visits with the last visit occurring in February 2017.

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