Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Bahret
Armed Forces of Liberia drill sergeants attending a drill sergeant refresher course at Camp Ware, Liberia, lead trainees during a physical training scenario. Two drill sergant leaders from the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C., assisted Operation Onward Liberty by teaching a week-long drill sergeant refresher course as the Armed Forces of Liberia prepares to enlist approximately 150 new recruits. Operation Onward Liberty provides mentorship to the Armed Forces of Liberia to produce a capable, respected force able to protect Liberian interests in the West African region. In addition, the Operation Onward Liberty is developing the leadership capabilities of the officers and noncommissioned officers to maintain a professional and credible military force with a reputation as a "force for good" among the Liberian people.