The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has held a departure and honoring ceremonies for Major Thomas T. Armstrong of the Office of Security Co-operation and Mrs. Monah Sankoh, Head(Rtd), Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program of the US Embassy Near Monrovia, respectively.
According to a statement from the AFL, The program was held Thursday, July 15, 2021 in the Conference Room of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
The statement said that the AFL Chief of Staff, Major General Prince C. Johnson, III, held the departure and honoring program for the two distinguished personalities for the outstanding contributions they have made to the AFL during their tenures in their various offices.
Through the instrumentality of Maj Armstrong the AFL benefited from training (both local and international) and Logistical Support.
The release further stressed that the during the tenure of Maj Armstrong, the AFL officers and enlisted had opportunity to do Officer Candidate School, War College and career progression schools as well as training for enlisted. He also linked personnel of the AFL to Exercise Northern Strike which is annually held by the State of Michigan National Guard. The AFL also received a Gene Expert Machine and benefitted from the donation of spare parts for Liberia Coast Guard (LCG) small boats and a Mobile Training Team was at LGC to train the LCG’s personnel in administration, Engineering and other professions.
The AFL also noted that Mrs. Monah Sankoh made enormous contributions to the AFL that enhanced the effectiveness of the HIV/AIDS Section of the AFL Medical Command.
The HIV/ AIDS policy was coined during her tenure and this section received a DSO award due to her instrumentality. She built a stronger working relationship between the AFL HIV/AIDS program and the national program.
They further noted that Mrs. Sankoh worked tirelessly to prove that there is no limitations to one’s imagination.