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The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) was constituted in 1962 from the original Liberian military that had been established in 1908 as the Liberian Frontier Force. The Armed Forces of Liberia grew and formed by the black colonists from US. The militia was first formed when in August 1822 an attack was feared on Cape Mesurado and declared martial law. In 1846, the size of militia had grown to two regiments. The militia was established as the 500-strong Liberian Frontier Force (LFF), and its duties are to prevent disorders and β€œto patrol the border in the Hinterland. To help and reorganize the force United States send five black Americans to the Liberia in 1912. Liberia joined the Allies in both World War I and World War II, but dispatch the troops during World War I and during World War II again United States gives assistance to the LFF. At the end of the War US establish an officer candidate school. From 1945 to 1964, all college graduates are appointed as officers. In 1956, a Reserve Officers Training Corps was established with units at the University of Liberia, the booker Washington Institute and three smaller institutions. The land force became the Liberian National Guard about 1962, but was not a high status force. They were poorly paid and had less than decent facilities for accommodation and care. Then establish three infantry battalions were the 1st Infantry Battalion at the airport road and 2nd Infantry Battalion at Barclay Training Center (BTC), Monrovia and the third one at Baworobo, Maryland country. By the law the aged male persons between 16 and 45 yrs was serve in the militia until 1980. In 1971, according to President William Tubman states that retired soldiers were replaced by young recruits from urban areas. It focuses on the development of the military in Liberia. The Liberian Air Force was established from the Aviation Unit by an Act of Legislature on 12 August, 1987. The president and the Commander – In – Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia congratulate members of the Liberian armed forces. And the president also urging the military and para-military group to perform their duties with honesty and integrity and themselves to contribute and participate in the development of the country and to the nation building.
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