The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the military of the government’s commitment to ensure the military attains greater heights. To this end, he said government will equip GAF to discharge its duties effectively and efficiently.
Addressing the 2017 Graduation Parade of the Ghana Military Academy on 20 October, 2017, he congratulated the 107 Officers who had been granted the Presidential Commission. He also enjoined them to carry out their responsibilities diligently and professionally.
The newly commissioned officers were made up of 60 from the Regular Career Course 57 (RCC 57) and 47 from the Short Service Commission/Special Duty 55 (SSC/SD 55).
The Ghana Military Academy was established in 1960 after years of reliance on foreign military academies to commission potential Ghanaian Officers for GAF. Since its establishment the Academy has produced over 4000 Ghanaian Officers. The Academy has also trained Officer Cadets from some African countries such as: Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Benin. The first commissioning ceremony was held on the 30 September, 1961 for 35 Officer Cadets.