Chief of Army Staff (Ghana)

The head of the Ghana Army was formerly referred to as the army commander but now has the title above. The current Chief of Army Staff is Major General William Ayamdo.[1] He was appointed to the position by President Akuffo-Addo on 9 February 2017.[2]

Chief of Army Staff
Incumbent
Major general William Azure Ayamdo

since 9 February 2017
 Ghana Army
Member ofthe Defence Staff
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
AppointerPresident of Ghana
in consultation with the Council of State of Ghana
Term lengthNo fixed length

List of Chiefs of Army Staff

No. Chief of Army StaffTook officeLeft officeTime in officeRef
1
Tadman, D.Brigadier
D. H. Tadman
as Brigade Commander
?1959?.
2
Paley, AlexanderBrigadier
Alexander G. V. Paley
(1903–1976)
as Army Commander
195911 January 19600–1 years.
3
Alexander, Henry TemplerMajor General
Henry Templer Alexander
(1911–1977)
as Combined CDS and Army Commander
11 January 1960December 19611 year, 10 months.
4
Ankrah, JosephBrigadier
Joseph Arthur Ankrah
(1915–1992)
December 1961October 19621 year, 10 months[3]
5
Otu, StephenMajor general
Stephen Otu
(1915–1979)
October 1962July 19652 years, 9 months[3]
6
Barwah, C.Brigadier
C. M. Barwah
(?–1966)
July 1965February 1966 7 months[3]
7
Ocran, AlbertBrigadier
Albert Kwesi Ocran
(born 1929)
February 1966August 19667 months[3]
8
Bruce, ClelendMajor general
Clelend Cofie Bruce
August 1966May 19678 months[3]
(7)
Ocran, AlbertMajor general
Albert Kwesi Ocran
(born 1929)
May 1967November 19681 year, 6 months[3]
9
Amenu, D.Brigadier
D. C. K. Amenu
November 1968August 19699 months[3]
10
Addo, DanielMajor General
Daniel K. Addo
August 1969June 19711 year, 10 months[3]
11
Acquah, J.Brigadier
J. R. K. Acquah
June 1971October 19714 months[3]
12
Twum-Barimah, H.Brigadier
H. D. Twum-Barimah
October 1971January 19723 months[3]
13
Erskine, EmmanuelColonel
Emmanuel Alexander Erskine
(born 1937)
January 1972February 19721 month[3]
14
Asare, D.Brigadier
D. A. Asare
February 1972January 197311 months[3]
(13)
Erskine, EmmanuelBrigadier
Emmanuel Alexander Erskine
(born 1937)
February 1972April 19741 year, 2 months[3]
15
Akuffo, FredBrigadier
Fred Akuffo
(1937–1979)
May 1974November 19762 years, 6 months[3]
16
Kotei, RobertMajor general
Robert Kotei
(1935–1979)
November 1976July 19781 year, 8 months[3]
17
Odartey-Wellington, NevilleMajor general
Neville Alexander Odartey-Wellington
(1934–1979)
July 1978June 1979 11 months[3]
18
Nunoo-Mensah, JosephBrigadier
Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
(born 1939)
June 1979July 19791 month[3]
19
Quainoo, ArnoldBrigadier
Arnold Quainoo
July 1979November 19794 months[3]
20
Amoah, I.Brigadier
I. K. Amoah
November 1979December 19812 years, 1 month[3]
(19)
Quainoo, ArnoldMajor general
Arnold Quainoo
January 1982June 19875 years, 5 months[3]
21
Mensah-Wood, W.Major general
W.M. Mensah-Wood
June 1987June 19903 years[3]
22
Akafia, BenMajor general
Ben Akafia
June 1990September 19966 years, 3 months[3]
23
Smith, JosephMajor general
Joseph Henry Smith
(born 1945)
October 1996February 20014 years, 4 months[3]
24
Smith, JosephMajor general
Clayton Yaache
(born 1945)
February 200120 May 20054 years, 3 months[3]
25
Odotei, SamuelMajor general
Samuel Odotei
20 May 200531 March 20093 years, 10 months[3]
26
Adinkra, JosephMajor general
Joseph Narh Adinkra
31 March 20094 April 20134 years[3]
27
Adinkra, JosephMajor general
Joseph Narh Adinkra
(born 1950)
31 March 20094 April 20134 years[4]
28
Opoku-Adusei, RichardMajor general
Richard Opoku-Adusei
(born 1954)
4 April 20132 June 20163 years, 1 month[2]
29
Akwa, ObedMajor general
Obed Akwa
(born 1955)
2 June 20169 February 20178 months[5]
30
Ayamdo, WilliamMajor general
William Ayamdo
9 February 2017Incumbent2 years, 9 months.

References

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  2. "Chief of Army Staff-COAS Profile of Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei". Ghana Armed Forces. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. CoAS, Past. "Past Chiefs of the Army Staff". gafonline.mil.gh. Ghana Armed Forces. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. "Chief of Army Staff-COAS". Ghana Armed Forces. Ghana Armed Forces. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
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