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President Sirleaf Challenges the AFL
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President Sirleaf Challenges the AFL
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, Feb 11 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to remain committed to the ethics of their profession.

President Sirleaf said members of the AFL should justify the huge investment made by government and international partners to train a new army by being disciplined and committed in the execution of their mission.

President Sirleaf made the call Tuesday at the 57th Anniversary Celebration of the Armed Forces of Liberia at the Barclay Training Center in the capital Monrovia. The program was graced by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the cabinet, members of both houses of Liberia's bicameral legislature, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as other dignitaries and ordinary Liberians.

President Sirleaf expressed confidence in the capacity and potential of the new AFL to defend Liberian territory.

The Commander -in- Chief also commended the United States Government for its continued support in the restructuring

g of the AFL. She also expressed gratitude to the Government of China, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom for the role they played in the
restructuring of the AFL.

The Liberian leader commended the engineering battalion of the AFL for the major renovation it carried out on the Todee Military Barracks.

During the program, the Commander-in-chief also commissioned Col. Prince C. Johnson III, as Brigade Commander of the AFL.
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