COLONEL DANA Jr. ANTO THEOPHILUS
23rd INFANTRY BRIGADE
ARMED FORCES OF LIBERIA
Colonel Theophilus Anto Dana, Jr., is an infantry officer in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) who has served his country for over eleven years and is currently serving as the Acting Commander of the 23rd Infantry Brigade, AFL.
Prior to attaining this position, Colonel Dana served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations.
This citizen soldier was born on 22 May 1978 in Nimba County, Republic of Liberia. Colonel Dana graduated with a high school diploma and a West African Examination certificate in 1998 from the Len Millar High School. Upon graduation, Col. Dana matriculated at the African Methodist Episcopal University where he earned a Bachelor in Business Administration in 2002.
Upon his induction into the military, Col Dana completed the following military courses: Master in Military Science (MA), Nanjing Army Command Staff College, China, July 2012; Diploma, Nanjing Army Command and Staff College, China, 10 July 2012; Junior Staff Course (JST), Horton Academy, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 4 June 2012; Special Operations Company Commander Course, Shijiazhuang Mechanized Infantry Academy, China, 27 January 2010; Diploma, Infantry Basic Officer Course (IOBC) United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, 25 January 2008; Basic Officer Leaders Course (BOLC), United States Army School of Infantry, Fort Benning, 20 September 2007; Machine Gun Platoon Commander Course (GPMG), Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, 30 May 2008; Officer Candidate School (OCS), Barclay Training Center (BTC), Liberia, February to March 2007; Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), Liberia, 9 February 2007; Advanced Infantry Training (AIT), Liberia, 22 December 2006 and Initial Entry Training (IET), Liberia, 4 November 2006.
Col Dana served in several appointments in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to include Commandant for the Armed Forces Training Command (AFTC) 2014- 2016.