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The head of the Ghana Navy is known by the official title of Chief of Naval Staff in the Ghana Armed Forces. The list of former heads lies below.[1] The current Chief of Army Staff is Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo.[2] He was appointed to the position by President Akuffo-Addo on 9 February 2017.[3]

Past Chiefs of Naval Staff[]

There have been 17 heads of the Ghana navy since its inception. One officer, Rear Admiral Dzang served two terms.[4]

Rear Admiral
C.K. Dzang

Rear Admiral
David Animle Hansen

GA Chiefs of the Army
Chief of the Army Staff Conscription Note
Commodore D. A. Foreman Jan 1959 – Jun 1961
Rear Admiral David Animle Hansen Sep 1961 – Jun 1967 First Ghanaian Chief of Naval Staff
Air Vice Marshal Michael A. Otu Jun 1967 – Mar 1968
Commodore Philemon F. Quaye Apr 1968 – May 1972
Commander Joy Kobla Amedume May 1972 – Jan 1973
Commodore C.K. Dzang Feb 1973 – Aug 1974
Commander G. Bedu-Addo Aug 1974 – Jul 1975
Rear Admiral C.K. Dzang Jul 1975 – Jun 1977 Member of SMCI
Rear Admiral Joy Kobla Amedume Jun 1977 – Jun 1979 Member of SMCII
Commodore Stephen Obimpeh Jun 1979 – Dec 1981
Captain J. W. Boateng Jan 1982 – Mar 1982
Commodore J. K. Oppong Mar 1982 – Jul 1985
Rear Admiral Benjamin Ohene-Kwapong Jul 1985 – Jun 1990
Rear Admiral Tom Annan Jun 1990 – Sept 1996
Vice Admiral E. O. Owusu-Ansah Oct 1996 – Mar 2001
Rear Admiral John Kodzo Gbenah[5] Mar 2001 – June 2005
Rear Admiral Arthur Riby Sampa Nunoo May 2005 – Mar 2009[6]
Rear Admiral Matthew Quashie 31 Mar 2009 – 2013
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro[7] 2013 – 2017
Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo 2017–Present

References[]

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