Members of a U.S. Coast Guard Mobile Training Team from the International Training Detachment of Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va., (seated, center) Liberian Coast Guard joint boarding officer training course trainers (seated left and right) and course graduates from the LCG, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast pose for a photo following a graduation ceremony at the Liberian Coast Guard Base Feb. 22. U.S. Embassy-Monrovia brought in the USCG MTT to lead the six-week 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 Liberian Coast Guard 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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