Ivory Coast Lt. j.g. Kati Frank Coulibaly practices active non-compliant techniques as U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Lewis Pyrtle (left) and Liberian Coast Guard trainers watch during a LCG-led joint boarding officer training course at the Liberian Coast Guard Base Feb. 20. Trainees from the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and the LCG participated in the two-week course, which also served as the third and final phase of a six-week training course for the LCG. U.S. Embassy-Monrovia brought in a USCG mobile training team from the International Training Detachment of Coast Guard Training Base Yorktown, Va., to lead the course, which provided the LCG with a self-sustaining training capacity for maritime security surrounding boarding of vessels. U.S. Embassy-Monrovia, in coordination with U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa and Operation ONWARD LIBERTY, partner with the Government of Liberia to enhance the operational capabilities of the LCG and the Armed Forces of Liberia. ONWARD LIBERTY is a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led operation comprised of joint U.S. servicemembers 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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