Yesterday, the Commander of the British Peace Support Team (Eastern Africa) received a brief from The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Chief of Staff and met facilitators from Denmark, Finland and the 77th Brigade from the UK, during a visit to headquarters.
77th Brigade is a combined Regular Army and Army Reserve unit. The Reserve element draws specialists on a nationwide basis.
This new Brigade aims to challenge the difficulties of modern warfare using non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of the opposing forces and adversaries.
Later, the BPST(EA) Commander recognised Lt Col Kalanzi from the Ugandan People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF) Joint Chief of Staff, for his College’s support to the BPST(EA) sponsored EASF headquarters.
The Eastern Africa Standby Force is a regional organization whose mandate is to enhance peace and security in the Eastern Africa region. It is one of the five regional multidimensional Forces of the African Standby Force (ASF) consisting of Military, Police and Civilian components. EASF was established as a regional mechanism to provide capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment, rapid intervention, peace support/stability operations and peace enforcement.