AFL to Graduates 178 Recruits As Part of Efforts to Boost Its Readiness Capacity
The Ministry of National Defense in collaboration with the Armed Forces of Liberia is expected to graduate 178 recruits who have completed the Initial Entry Training at Tubman Military Academy, Camp Todee Montserrado County.
The graduating class comprises 56 females and 120 males and the recruitment process represents a geographical balance of Liberia and was conducted at four strategic and geographical locations including Montserrado, Bomi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, and Maryland Counties.
As part of efforts in line with the Commander–in–Chief and President George Weah’s objective to augment the current strength of the AFL and boost its readiness capacity, the MOD/AFL launched a recruitment drive in early January 2022.
This graduation ceremony, which takes place at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia on December 22, 2022, marks the completion of over 12 weeks of intense basic military training conducted at the Tubman Military Academy, Camp Todee Montserrado County.
A release issued in Monrovia Monday said the Initial Entry Training was intended to transform civilians recruited into military personnel. During the training, basic military skills are instilled into the recruits.
After graduation, according to the release, the soldiers will return to the Military Academy to undergo Advance Individual Training; which thereafter, they will be assigned to various units/formations of the AFL.
Meanwhile, 24 Officer Candidates are also undergoing training at the Officer Candidate School at the Tubman Military Academy, Todee. Officer Candidates are personnel with various professional qualifications including medical doctors, engineers, etc. The OC Class is expected to graduate early next year.