Saturday, October 25, 2014
Past GOC/CDS
Past General Officers Commanding /Chiefs of the Defence Staff
Past GOC/CDS

           NAME                                                           PERIOD

  1. Maj Gen AGV Paley                             -1954-11 Jan 1960#
  2. Maj Gen HT Alexander                        -11 Mar 60-22 Sep 61
  3. Maj Gen SJA Otu                                -23 Sep 61-27 Jul 65
  4. Maj Gen NA Aferi                                -28 Jul 65-24 Feb 66
  5. Maj Gen/Lt Gen EK  Kotoka                  -24 Feb 66-17 Apr 67
  6. Lt Gen J A Ankrah                               -18 Apr 67-1 Mar 68
  7. Lt Gen MA Otu (Air Force)                    -2 Mar-20 Nov 1968
  8. Lt Gen AK  Ocran                               -21 Nov 68-1 Nov 69
  9. Lt Gen MA Otu (Air Force)                    -8 Nov 69-25 Jun 71
  10. Maj Gen DK Addo                               -26 Jun 71-13 Jan 72
  11. Maj Gen NY Ashley-Lassen (Air Force)   -13 Jan 72-16 Dec 74
  12. Maj Gen LA Okai                                -17 Dec 74-12 Nov 76
  13. Maj Gen FWK Akuffo                           -13 Nov 76-5 Jul 78
  14. Maj Gen REA Kotei                              -6 Jul 78-23 Jul 78
  15. Lt Gen JM Hamidu                              -24 Jul 78-4 Jun 79
  16. Colonel EDF Prah                                -5 Jun 79-7 Jul 79
  17. Brigadier J Nunoo-Mensah                   -8 Jul 79-27 Nov 79
  18. Maj Gen EK Sam                                 -28 Nov 79-6 Dec 79
  19. Air Commodore/AVM JE Odaate-Barnor  -7 Dec 79-31 Dec 81
  20. Brigadier J Nunoo-Mensah                    -1 Jan 82-23 Nov 82
  21. Flt Lt JJ Rawlings+                               -28 Nov 82-25 Aug 83
  22. Brigadier A Quainoo                             -25 Aug 83-30 Sep 83
  23. Maj Gen A Quainoo                             -30 Sep 83-31 May 87
  24. Lt Gen A Quainoo                                -2 Jun 87-22 Sep 89
  25. Flt Lt JJ Rawlings                                 -2 Jun 87-22 Sep 89
  26. Lt Gen WM Mensa-Wood                      -4 Jun 90-21 Mar 92
  27. Air Marshall AHK Dumashie                   -22 Mar 92-1 Oct  96
  28. Lt Gen BK Akafia                                 -1 Oct 96-Feb 2001
  29. Lt Gen SK Obeng                                 -Feb 2001-Feb 2005
  30. Lt Gen JB Danquah                              -Feb 2005 - 28 Jan 09
  31. R/Adm ARS Nuno                                -28 Jan-3 Apr 09*
  32. Lt Gen PA Blay                                   - 3 Apr 09-28 Mar 13

# Served first as Commander of Gold Coast Military Forces, then Commander of Ghana Military Forces on independence and finally as GOC  Ghana Army before retirement.

+ Additional
* Acting

 

Deputy Chiefs of Defence Staff

                 Name                                                           Period

  1. Maj Gen JA Ankrah                                     16 Jul 63-28 Jul 65
  2. Maj Gen DCK Amenu                                   Aug 69-Jun 71