Lesotho

Date of Inception:

February 24, 2009

Number of Members:

39 (as of June 2009)

Recent Promotions:

Lieutenant Colonel Phoka Sean Nkeli – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders Course, February 2009) Promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel.

Battalion Commander, Ministry of Defence and National Security

Lesotho Defence Force

Colonel Naha Michael Kolisang – (Participant, Managing Security Resources in Africa September 2007) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel.

Ministry of Defence and National Security

Defence Attache, Pretoria, South Africa

Lesotho Defence Force

Colonel Albinus Matela Matobakele – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders Program January 2006) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel.

Lesotho Defence Force

Battalion Commander

Colonel Ramanka Josias Mokaloba – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders Course, February 2009) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel.

Commanding Officer, Ministry of Defence and National Security

Lesotho Defence Force

Colonel Tau Ntsohi – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders January 2008) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel.

Ministry of Defence and National Security

Director Flight Operations, Lesotho Airwing

Lesotho Defence Force

Chapter Events :

  • Topical Outreach Program: May 2011
  • Capacity Building Workshop and Topical Symposium on Civilian Oversight of Security Institution and the Role of Professional Militaries: August 2010
  • June 2008 TOPS
  • Chapter Launch and TOPS: February 2009

United States Department of State Background Note – Lesotho

View photos from the Africa Center’s most recent Lesotho TOPS