Born in 1949 at Addis Abeba, one of a family of 8 children. City-bred and cheerful, Alemayehu went to Tafari Mekonnen and Menelik II school and finally decided on an army career. His first love being foot-ball he had no difficulty in securing a place in the Academy Foot-ball Eleven. Keen on riding and dancing. His wife to be has already been chosen; the wedding bells Id be rung three years hence. He is eagerly looking forward to gaining actual battle experience. He likes to listen to soft music. The only place on his travel list is HAWAII.