Rapid Intervention Battalion change of command

Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion renders his first salute during the (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion renders his first salute during the (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Djiboutian soldiers with the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) stand in formation for the RIB change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Djiboutian soldiers with the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) stand in formation for the RIB change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right) shakes hands with Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces, during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right) shakes hands with Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces, during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right), Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces (center) and French Navy Capt. Phillippe, deputy commander French Forces of Djibouti, sit during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right), Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces (center) and French Navy Capt. Phillippe, deputy commander French Forces of Djibouti, sit during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces, provides remarks during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces, provides remarks during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, stands at attention during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, stands at attention during the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion renders his first salute during the (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion renders his first salute during the (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right), Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces (center) and French Navy Capt. Phillippe, deputy commander French Forces of Djibouti, clap during festivities following the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) (right), Djiboutian Lt. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the Djibouti Armed Forces (center) and French Navy Capt. Phillippe, deputy commander French Forces of Djibouti, clap during festivities following the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) change of command, in Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. Djiboutian Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the RIB from Djiboutian Capt. Omar Ali Hassan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

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