From June 11-12, 2014, Brigadier General Kenneth H. Moore, Jr., U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) deputy commanding general, visited Chad.
During this visit, Brig. Gen. Moore celebrated the successful conclusion of a partnership between USARAF and the Chadian Armed Forces. Military medical personnel from Chad and the United States participated in the joint exercise, Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) 14-5, which took place in N’Djamena, Chad from June 2-12, 2014.
MEDRETE 14-5 enabled medical professionals from both militaries to build and strengthen medical capacity. The exercise focused on the ability to deliver effective trauma surgery in support of United Nations Peace Support Operations/Peace Keeping Operations and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations, and to exchange medical best practices.
The U.S and Chad have an ongoing bilateral relationship. This engagement paved the way for additional engagements scheduled in Chad his year.
Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Moore, Jr., USARAF deputy commanding general, was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Army Reserve in 1983. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, the Psychological Operations Officer Course, the United States Army Force Management Course, and the United States Army War College. He has over 26 years of active federal service as an Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Officer serving in various command and staff positions from 1987-2013.