Working for a more secure Togo – North Dakota National Guard’s Major-General Alan Dohrmann visited his Togolese security and defense counterparts on May 9, as part of the United States National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP) to which Togo subscribed in 2014. Major General Dohrmann discussed the state of U.S.-Togo military cooperation with Ministry of Security’s Secretary General Awa Yawo, and Chief of Staff of Togo Armed Forces General Abalo Kadangha. He also met with Commander of Togo Firefighters Corps Colonel Tchanile Agoro, and witnessed a firefighting exercise. Major General Dohrmann stated the United States is available to help Togo better prepare for disaster management as part of the SPP. The North Dakota National Guard and Togo signed the partnership agreement to share expertise in the areas of humanitarian assistance, technical support in military engineering, and training of officers and non-commissioned officers.