MONROVIA, Jan. 12 (LINA) – Two officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have been nominated to attend five months of training at the U.S Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in America.
The candidates are Petty Officer 1st Class Heron Bladee and Petty Officer 1st Class Freed Moore who were both selected by the office of the AFL Chief Of Staff, Major General Prince Charles Johnson III.
A statement from the Liberian army has appreciation to the U.S. government, for such “a massive opportunity” to improve Liberian servicemen.
It said “the training is part of a 25% increase in our Office of Security Cooperation’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program.”
The two enlisted soldiers will complete five months of training alongside U.S. Coast Guard soldiers to determine if they possess the skills and exhibit the qualities of effective officers, the statement noted.