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Chief of the Air Staff
Air Force Ensign of Ghana.svg
Air Force Ensign of Ghana
Incumbent
Frank Hanson

since January 2019
 Ghana Air Force
Abbreviation CAS
Reports to Chief of the Defence Staff
Appointer President of Ghana
Formation 1959
First holder K. Jaswant-Singh

Chief of Air Staff is the official title of the highest ranking air force personnel of the Ghana Air Force. The current Chief of Air Staff is Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson.[1]

Chiefs of Air Staff[edit | edit source]

The senior appointment in the GHF is the Chief of Air Staff. The following is a list of the Ghana Air Force Chiefs of Air Staff:[2]

Chief of Air Staff Took office Left office Time in office
1Jaswant, K.Air Commodore K. Jaswant-Singh
Indian
May 1959August 19601 year, 3 months
2Gundry, I.Wing Commander I. M. Gundry-White
(1918–1961)
British
September 1960March 19616 months
3
John N. H. Whitworth
Whitworth, JohnAir Commodore John N. H. Whitworth
(1912–1974)
British
March 1961September 19621 year, 6 months
4
J.E.S. de Graft-Hayford
Graft, J.Air Commodore J.E.S. de Graft-Hayford
(1912–2002)
First Ghanaian CAS
September 1962July 196310 months
5Otu, MichaelAir Vice-Marshal Michael Otu
(1925–2006)
[3]
July 1963March 19684 years, 8 months
6Ashley, NapoleonAir Commodore Napoleon Ashley-Lassen
(born 1934)
March 1968January 19712 years, 10 months
7Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore Charles BeausolielJanuary 1971December 197111 months
(6)Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore Napoleon Ashley-LassenDecember 1971January 19721 month
(7)Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore Charles BeausolielDecember 1972November 19764 years, 11 months
8Boakye, GeorgeAir Vice Marshal George Yaw Boakye
(1937–1979)
November 1976June 19792 years, 7 months
9Klutse, F.Group Captain F. W. K. KlutseJune 1979December 19796 months
10Odaate, JohnAir Commodore John Odaate-Barnor
(1937–2012)
December 1979May 19805 months
11Pumpuni, K.Air Commodore K. K. PumpuniMay 1980January 19821 year, 8 months
12Awuviri, E.Group Captain E. A. A. AwuviriJanuary 1982December 198211 months
13Kotei, J.Air Vice Marshal J. E. A. Kotei
(1940–2010)
December 1982June 19885 years, 6 months
14Dumashie, HarryAir Marshal Harry Dumashie
(1938–2002)
June 1988June 19924 years
15Bruce, JohnAir Marshal John Asamoah Bruce
(1938–2002)
5 June 199216 March 20018 years, 9 months
16
Edward Mantey
Mantey, EdwardAir Vice Marshal Edward Mantey
(born 1946)
[4]
16 March 2001May 20098 years, 1 month
17Boateng, JuliusAir Vice Marshal Julius Boateng
[5]
20 May 200528 January 20093 years, 8 months
18
Michael Samson-Oje
Samson, MichaelAir Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje
(born 1954)
[1]
31 March 2009January 20166 years, 9 months
19Nagai, MaxwellAir Vice Marshal Maxwell Nagai
[1]
January 2016January 20193 years
20Hanson, FrankAir Vice Marshal Frank Hanson
[1]
January 2019Incumbent2 years, 6 months

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mahama, makes changes at the military hierarchy. "Mahama makes changes at the military hierarchy". Multimedia Group. http://m.myjoyonline.com/marticles/news/mahama-makes-changes-at-the-military-hierarchy. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  2. "Past Chiefs of Air Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 2008-02-06. http://www.gaf.mil.gh/index.php?CatId=119. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. Military Air Vice-Marshal Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.. thestatesmanonline.com.
  4. "Immediate Past Chief of Air Staff - Ghana Air Force". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 22 April 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-01-07. https://web.archive.org/web/20080107034707/http://www.gaf.mil.gh/index.php?CatId=22. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  5. "Chief of Air Staff - Ghana Air Force". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 21 May 2005. http://www.gaf.mil.gh/index.php?CatId=88. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 

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