The Zambia Army Commander, Lieutenant General Sitali Dennis Alibuzwi, is scheduled to be inducted into the International Fellows Hall of Fame tomorrow at Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania.
The prestigious International Fellows Hall of Fame ceremony, which is held every three years, seeks to honour US Army War College graduates who have attained the highest positions in their country’s defence forces through military merit.
Lt Gen Alibuzwi is also attending a one-week African alumni symposium at the US Army Heritage and Education Centre, where he is joined by former African War College graduates from 20 African nations and US military schools to discuss the development of the next generation of African leadership, addressing violent extremism across the continent, and building partner capacity to improve security and civilian protection.
Major General Todd Wasmund, Commanding General of the United States Army’s Southern European Task Force, Africa, officially opened the symposium, welcomed the alumni, and urged them to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from one another’s approaches to similar challenges and consider those for improvement.
The United States Army War College prepares senior military officers from all corners of the world for senior leadership assignments and responsibilities by providing graduate-level education.
Former Zambia Army Commander General Isaac Chisuzi (rtd), Deputy Zambia Army Commander Major General Geoffrey Choongo Zyeele, Brigadier General James Mazimba (rtd), Brigadier General Amos Zimba (rtd), and Zambia’s Defence Adviser to Ethiopia, Brigadier General Musonda Nthenga, are also graduates of the war college.
The Army Commander, who is in the company of his wife Stella, and Brig Gen Nthenga will be inducted alongside Major General Joseph Seelo, the Ground Force Commander of the Botswana Defence Force.
He was welcomed by Zambia’s Military Advisor to the Un