General history


Brig. Gen. Kestoria Kabia (far right) is Maj. Gen. Alfrea Claude Nelson-Williams' (second from left) righthand woman.

This week, in Chantilly, Va., some of the major military leaders from the continent of Africa and from the U.S. Army will convene for the purpose of building relationship and discuss capacity building. The African Land Forces Summit is the first of its kind, but that is not the only historic event of this occasion.

Maj. Gen. Alfrea Claude Nelson-William, chief of defense staff of Sierra Leone, one of the most progressive leaders in any African armed force, appointed Brig. Gen. Kestoria Kabia, the first female general in any armed force in Africa, to be in charge of training, education, recruitment and promotions.

We have the honor of hosting her for ALFS, and we will let you be privy to her story in just a little bit. Please check back to the site for a full feature one Brig. Gen. Kestoria Kabia.

Check back with the blog for a full feature about her, and her trip into history.

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One response to “General history

  1. David Sims

    We at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies would welcome the opporunity to reprint/post on our Web site (http://africacenter.org/) the interview you do with Brigadier General Kabia. She attended our 2008 Senior Leaders Seminar and is an Africa Center community member. I know her friends and colleagues would like to read the interview you do with her. Thank you.

    David Sims
    Communications Manager
    Africa Center for Strategic Studies
    National Defense University
    Washington, D.C.
    e-mail: simsd5@ndu.edu
    (202) 685-7379

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