Captain Kwassi Kporliawornou Ledi from Togo

On Zoom, February 27th at 2 pm, Captain Kwassi Kporliawornou Ledi will discuss various aspects of Togo, a West African nation. He was born in 1985 in Lome, the eldest of a family of four children. He studied English from age 9 even though the country is French speaking.  As soon as Captain Ledi graduated from the University of Lome, he enlisted, becoming 2nd lieutenant of the Togolese Armed Forces in 2012.

His training has included a commander course in 2013 in China for the Air Defense Company and taking part in the United Nations Peacekeeping mission with the position of military assistant of the Togolese Battalion Commanding Officer. Continuing his education at the University of Lome, while serving in the chief of defense office as a drafting officer, he earned a PhD in Plant Physiology and Biotechnology in 2020. Officer Ledi is a certified trainer for chemical risk mitigation in industrial facilities and coauthored scientific publications. 

In his time away from the military he enjoys playing, organizing, and watching soccer cheering for Manchester United. He also enjoys playing volleyball, handball, and basketball. He is a husband and father, describing his family as his strength and joy.

Additional information from the U.S. State Department about Togo is available here.