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Mentorship in Ethiopia offers low cost, high impact benefits
By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – After spending a year mentoring Ethiopian officers, Lt. Col. Randy Torno jumped at the chance to extend his tour – remaining in the role he calls the most rewarding job he’s ever done.
Now he’s tackling his second year at the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College (EDCSC), a program that serves as a model for U.S. Army Africa partnership on the continent.
“With a small investment, the salary of a few colonels, this type of engagement is having a profound effect on the capability of our Ethiopian partners,” Torno said. “We’re making a difference by helping Ethiopians shape the future of their professional military.”