Several active personnel and veterans or retirees of the Armed Forces of Liberia, including the current Minister of National Defense Maj/Gen. Daniel D. Ziankahn (Rtd.), were on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, decorated and certificated for services rendered and being render to the Armed Forces of Liberia over the years.
The Armed Forces of Liberia Medal, Forces Service Ribbon, Forces Service Star, Distinguished Service Medal, Land Forces Command Medal, Training Command Medal and Professional Course Badge were some medals the AFL gave active personnel and veterans today at the AFL Headquarters.
Military awards and decorations are merits or distinctions given as a mark of honor for military heroism, meritorious or outstanding service or achievement. A decoration is often a medal consisting of a ribbon and a medallion.
“The need to decorate and award distinguished personnel of the AFL for their outstanding and dedicated services to the AFL came about to boost the morale of active duty personnel and to acknowledge the outstanding services which the veterans rendered to Liberia while serving in the military,” Major General Johnson emphasized.
The program marking the presentation of Distinguished Service Medals and Certification started with an opening remark by the Chief of Staff of the AFL and ended with a closing remark from the Minister of National Defense. The Minister of National Defense and the Chief of Staff of the AFL got the Armed Forces of Liberia Medal (AFLM) which is given to personnel who grows to the position of Chief of Staff of the AFL.
Relatives of the honorees and well-wishers attended the program.