U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, U.S. Africa Command Director of Strategic Planning and Policy, and U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac greet Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the 56th Armed Forces Day at the Armed Forces of Liberia's Barclay Training Center Feb. 11. Approximately 800 attendees, including Operation ONWARD LIBERTY mentors, were on hand to honor the dedication of uniformed Liberian civil servants who have volunteered to protect Liberia's citizens and maintain stability and security in the country. ONWARD LIBERTY is a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led operation comprised of joint U.S. service members who mentor and advise the AFL in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, and respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law. OOL's goal is to assist the AFL in building a professional and capable military force that can effectively contribute to the overall security environment in Liberia.
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