Spending few years out of his native Liberia in the United States was not in vain for former Executive Protection Service (EPS) deputy director as he returned home with more academic accolades.
Utilizing opportunities afforded him, Mr. James D. Hallowanger recently returned to Liberia, having distinctly begged two different Master Degrees, thus increasing the tally to three.
In 2013, he earned his first oversea master degree in criminal justice administration with emphasis in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the Linden University in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
As an acknowledgement that education beggars success and power, he worked to receive his second masters degree in public administration from the same Linden University in St Louis, Missouri in May of this year.
Prior to his departure for the United States, Mr. Hallowanger earned a Master Degree in International Relations and Political Science from the Ibrahim Babangida School of International Relations of the University of Liberia in 2009.
As a former deputy director and commandant of the National Police Training Academy, Hallowanger made immense contributions to the peace and security the country enjoys today.
He told this paper Thursday upon arrival at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) that political parties and independent candidates needed to recognize the centrality of the election and behave in a way that renders it free, fair, transparent and violence-free.
The trained and erudite security expert called on them to work harmoniously and effectively so that the outcome of the process is respected by the Liberian people.
“Some of the things that continue to divide the people in this country are petty jealousy, lies, deceit and the tendency to undermine one another,” Hallowanger stated.
A towering character in the security sector, the EPS and LNP training Academy were at the hype of excellence when he served there. At a crucial state of its governance process, and mainly when UNMIL is almost indisposed security-wise, Liberia will look up to the service of Mr. Hallowanger in charting a new course.