Date of Inception:

May 2, 2006*

*First joint ACSS-APCSS Chapter (For more information about APCSS, please visit

Number of Members:

67 (as of July 2011)

Chapter Events:

  • TOPS Symposium on “Narcotics Trafficking and Interdiction” and on “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Strategies” (March 2009)
  • TOPS Symposium on “National Security Strategy Development and Maritime Security” and “Strategies for Fighting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing” (May 2008)
  • Community Leadership Conference (September 2007)
  • Chapter Launch (May 2006)

Recent Promotions:


Colonel Dominique RAKOTOZAFY has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and appointed Director of Military Affairs at the Office of the President of the Transitional Authority. He previously served as the Commandant of the Military Academy in Antsirabe. General Rakotozafy serves on the Executive Committee of the joint ACSS-APCSS Chapter in Madagascar, having attended both the Community Leadership Conference in 2007 and an APCSS program in 1999.


Mr. Richard Randriamandrato has left his post as Chief Officer, Strategic Planning and Research at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) after ten years of service. He has returned to Madagascar where he now manages a regional program dealing with conflict prevention and policy alternatives. Mr. Randriamandrato attended Golden Spear in July 2002 and the Senior Leaders Seminar in February 2007.

Mr. Jacky Rahaingo represented the Madagascar Police Force at a seminar entitled “Improving Policing in Urban Spaces in Africa and Madagascar,” which was organized by the Institute of Public Safety of Catalonia and UN-HABITAT in Barcelona, Spain last November. An Inspector General of Police, he was able to share Madagascar’s experiences with participants from nine other African countries. Mr. Rahaingo has been a member of the ACSS community since he participated in the Senior Leader Seminar in 2007.

United States Department of State Background Note – Madagascar