Armed Forces of Liberia Pfc. Cyres Thompson admires his shot placement while U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Garcia, AFL 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade mentor, ensures line safety during a combat marksmanship program course led by AFL instructors and supported by Operation ONWARD LIBERTY mentors at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks April 26. The CMP course built on the deploying soldiers' basic marksmanship knowledge and put them through various dynamic firing engagements, including moving from a kneeling to a standing position and engaging multiple targets while on the move. OOL mentors were on hand to provide subject matter expertise and support throughout. 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. OOL personnel continue to mentor AFL leaders and training staff at all levels to ensure the deploying platoon is properly trained and equipped to succeed in partner-nation operations in Mali and to represent Liberia as a legitimate, capable and professional force for good.
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