Chief of Air Staff (Ghana)

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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
AbbreviationCAS
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
AppointerPresident of Ghana
Formation1959
First holderK. 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]

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
1
K. Jaswant-Singh
Jaswant, K.Air Commodore
K. Jaswant-Singh
Indian
May 1959August 19601 year, 3 months
2
I. M. Gundry-White
Gundry, 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
5
Michael Otu
Otu, MichaelAir Vice-Marshal
Michael Otu
(1925–2006)
[3]
July 1963March 19684 years, 8 months
6
Napoleon Ashley-Lassen
Ashley, NapoleonAir Commodore
Napoleon Ashley-Lassen
(born 1934)
March 1968January 19712 years, 10 months
7
Charles Beausoliel
Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore
Charles Beausoliel
January 1971December 197111 months
(6)
Napoleon Ashley-Lassen
Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore
Napoleon Ashley-Lassen
December 1971January 19721 month
(7)
Charles Beausoliel
Beausoliel, CharlesAir Commodore
Charles Beausoliel
December 1972November 19764 years, 11 months
8
George Yaw Boakye
Boakye, GeorgeAir Vice Marshal
George Yaw Boakye
(1937–1979)
November 1976June 19792 years, 7 months
9
F. W. K. Klutse
Klutse, F.Group Captain
F. W. K. Klutse
June 1979December 19796 months
10
John Odaate-Barnor
Odaate, JohnAir Commodore
John Odaate-Barnor
(1937–2012)
December 1979May 19805 months
11
K. K. Pumpuni
Pumpuni, K.Air Commodore
K. K. Pumpuni
May 1980January 19821 year, 8 months
12
E. A. A. Awuviri
Awuviri, E.Group Captain
E. A. A. Awuviri
January 1982December 198211 months
13
J. E. A. Kotei
Kotei, J.Air Vice Marshal
J. E. A. Kotei
(1940–2010)
December 1982June 19885 years, 6 months
14
Harry Dumashie
Dumashie, HarryAir Marshal
Harry Dumashie
(1938–2002)
June 1988June 19924 years
15
John Asamoah Bruce
Bruce, 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
17
Julius Boateng
Boateng, 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
19
Maxwell Nagai
Nagai, MaxwellAir Vice Marshal
Maxwell Nagai
[1]
January 2016January 20193 years
20
Frank Hanson
Hanson, FrankAir Vice Marshal
Frank Hanson
[1]
January 2019Incumbent4 months

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mahama, makes changes at the military hierarchy. "Mahama makes changes at the military hierarchy". myjoyonline.com. Multimedia Group. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Past Chiefs of Air Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  3. ^ Military Air Vice-Marshal. 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. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  5. ^ "Chief of Air Staff - Ghana Air Force". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 21 May 2005. Retrieved 2007-06-11.