Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Selection of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Hugh Van Roosen to be Chief of Staff of the UN Mission in Liberia

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
May 22, 2012




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The selection of U.S. Army Brigadier General Hugh Van Roosen to be Chief of Staff of the UN Mission in Liberia is a milestone in our nation’s longstanding commitment to international peacekeeping and friendship with the Liberian people. BG Van Roosen has extensive service in multinational environments and participated recently in the UN’s Senior Mission Leaders Course. He will now play a key role in UNMIL as it gradually hands over responsibility for domestic security to Liberia’s government.

UN Missions rely on highly experienced officers to succeed, and we are proud that such a highly decorated U.S. general officer will now help lead UNMIL. The United States congratulates BG Van Roosen on his new mission and honors all who risk their lives daily in the service of peace.

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PRN: 2012/125