Eric W. Dennis Jr. who is an accomplished Liberian Artist pays tribute to his late father Colonel Eric Waymu Dennis Sr. the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Liberian Army, in a touching musical tribute. He also encourages Liberians all over world to stay faithful and believe.
About The Late Colonel Eric Waymu Dennis Sr.
Colonel Eric Waymu Dennis died August 8, 2016 at the age of 48.
The late Col. Dennis was an accomplished musician, He was an organist at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Paynesville.
He enlisted with the first recruit class in July 2006, and held the positions of Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training; First Battalion Commander, 23rd Infantry Brigade; Company Commander, 'B Company' First Battalion; 23rd Infantry Brigade, Platoon Commander, among other assignments in the AFL.
On February 11, Armed Forces Day 2013, he was appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Deputy Chief of Staff of the AFL replacing Colonel Daniel Moore, who was honorably retired from the army. Col. Dennis was a graduate of the Ghana Army Command and Staff College. He obtained a Master's degree in Governance and Leadership from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra. He also earned a Master's in International Relations from the Ibrahim B. Babangida Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Liberia.
|Eric W. Dennis Jr. doing what he does best|
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief of Staff, he served as Reserved Officers Training Course (ROTC) instructor at the University of Liberia (UL).
Born in Harper, Maryland County on February 15, 1968, the late Col. Dennis joined the AFL in 1986, and received Basic Combat Training at the Tubman Military Academy in Todee, Lower Montserrado County. Upon completion, he served as Instructor of the Reserved Officers Training Course from 1988 to 2006.
He later gained admission into the University of Liberia's Army Student Training Program, sponsored by the Ministry of National Defense, and graduated in 1997 with a BBA degree in Management and Accounting.
During the Security Sector Reform process of the AFL, Col. Dennis, not content with his 20 years of military service, signed up for the new military dispensation.