Stephen J. Townsend (born 1959) is a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander United States Africa Command from 26 July 2019 to 8 August 2022. He previously commanded the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from March 2018 until June 2019 and XVIII Airborne Corps from May 2015 until January 2018. 
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend began his United States Army career as an Army infantry officer. He received his commission upon graduating from North Georgia College is 1982. He has led and...
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army. General Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army, became the 5th commander of United States Africa Command in July 2019. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, U.S. AFRICOM is one of six joint service geographic combatant commands and is responsible for all U.S. military operations and activities to protect and advance ...
Austin and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke as Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend turned over command to Marine Corps Gen. Michael E. Langley.
General Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army, became the fifth Commander of United States Africa Command in July 2019. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, U.S. AFRICOM is one of six joint service geographic combatant commands and is responsible for all U.S. military operations and activities to protect and advance U.S. national interests in Africa.
General Stephen J. Townsend assumed duties as Commander, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on March 2, 2018, after serving as Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, the U.S. Army’s rapid deployment contingency corps, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Raised in an Army family, General Townsend calls Griffin, Georgia, his hometown.
General Stephen J. Townsend July 26, 2022 Download Audio File (mp3) [34 MB] Summary Telephonic press briefing with departing General Stephen J. Townsend Commander, U.S Africa Command (U.S AFRICOM) on his three years as commander. 00:00 00:00 Moderator: Good afternoon from the State Department’s Brussels Media Hub.
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to Bamako, Mali September 23, accompanied by U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement Ambassador Andrew Young. Read more Image Gen. Townsend meets President, discusses economic growth and stability during first visit to Cote d’Ivoire
Today we are very pleased to be joined by the Commander of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend. General Townsend will discuss the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference and the United States’ and Africa’s shared commitment to security on the continent. General Townsend joins us from Rome, Italy.
U.S. Africa Command has a new commander — its fifth since the command stood up in 2008 — as Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend has succeeded Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, who is retiring ...