BARCLAY TRAINING CENTER, MONROVIA- 3 MARCH 2023: Colonel Roland T. Bai Murphy, Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, has successfully completed the 2023 Africa Alumni Symposium as an alumnus of the

U S Army War College held at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Feb. 26 to March 2, 2023.


According to the Maj/Gen. Wasmund, “Col. Murphy was invited to attend the multilateral symposium as the result of his hard work at the US Army War College during his time at the college.”


The symposium is a U.S. Africa Command annual event bringing together African alumni from U.S. military education schools. Every three years, the Army takes its turn to host African graduates of the Army War College.

Senior officers from about 20 African nations and the U.S. participated in discussions on this year’s theme of “Collaborative Security Building.” The discussions will cover topics that include developing the next generation of African leadership, addressing violent extremism across the continent, building partner capacity to enhance security, and the protection of civilians in military operations.

“Through this exchange of ideas and discussion, participants will have an opportunity to learn from one another’s different approaches to similar challenges, and consider those for improvement,” said Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund, commanding general of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.

“Strong partnerships and sustained engagements forged over time support well-trained and disciplined land forces that contribute to a secure and stable environment where development can flourish,” said Wasmund, who greeted the African alumni after their arrival on Sunday. “African nations, the United States and the world benefit from a secure, stable and prosperous African continent.”

Scheduled event highlights included presentations from Chidi Blyden, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, Maj. Gen. David C. Hill, commandant of AWC, and Lt. Gen. Jonah Mwangi, Kenya National Defense University as well as a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park.

On Thursday, March 2, 2023, the Army War College inducted two new members into its International Fellows Hall of Fame — Lt. Gen. Sitali Allibuzwi, army commander of the Zambian Defense Force, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Seelo, army commander of the Botswana Defense Force. The U.S. Army War College established the International Fellows Hall of Fame to provide a prestigious and visible means of honoring AWC International graduates who have attained, through military merit, the highest positions in their nation’s armed forces, or who have held an equivalent position by rank or responsibility in a multinational organization.

U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa provides U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Europe & Africa a dedicated headquarters to synchronize Army activities in Africa and scalable crisis response options in Africa and Europe.




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