OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT

THE OFFICE OF THE COMMANDANT

It is a great honour and privilege to be back to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), having been a student and a Directing Staff at both the Junior and Senior Divisions. It is quite refreshing to be back after 10years.

Since assuming Command in July 2016, I have observed with great admiration the pioneering work my predecessors have done and the massive transformation at the College in terms of physical infrastructure, IT development, curriculum enrichment and in many other areas.

The role of the College in professional development of selected officers for the assumption of demanding and challenging appointments as Staff Officers or Commanders within the Armed Forces has been carried to a higher pedestal with the recognition of the College as a Tertiary Institution by the National Accreditation Board. I give profound credit to the past Commandants especially the immediate past Commandant AVM IS Kadri for his leadership of transformation, innovation and creative thinking.

In the years ahead, I wish to strengthen and reaffirm GAFCSC’S position as a Center of Excellence for defence and academic pursuit. GAFCSC is committed to excellence in teaching and service. We take pride in being a place where students and faculty can pursue knowledge without boundaries, a place where theory, practice and discipline combine to produce a better understanding of our world and ourselves. As the Commandant of this renowned institution, I am determined to lead it towards its set goals and to ensure achievements that will give it a place amongst the international elite.

I invite you to explore this website which introduces you to some of the coming activities of the College as well as recent developments in the different areas of our work.

Welcome to GAFCSC.

REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA
COMMANDANT
Rear Admiral Seth Amoama enlisted into the Ghana Armed Forces as a Naval Cadet in 1981 and had his initial training at the Ghana Military Academy. He was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Ghana Navy in December 1984 after completing his training at Pakistan Naval Academy. He was a proud winner of the sword of honour on graduation.

Rear Admiral Amoama’s military training and qualifications include; International Sub-Lieutenant Course at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK. He attended the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff Courses both Junior and Senior Divisions at Teshie, Accra and was the best all round graduate on both courses. He was a member of the Naval Staff Course, Class 53 at US Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island graduating with distinction. He graduated from the Nigerian Defence College in August 2013 as the best all round graduate.

He is an alumni of the Galilee Institute of Management in Israel and holds a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Political Science Department of University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

He has held numerous appointments in the Ghana Armed Forces both afloat and ashore. He was seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as Military Planning Officer at the Department of Peacekeeping Operations from February 2005 to May 2008. He was the Director of Administration at the Naval Headquarters, Military Assistant to the Chief of Defence Staff and later the Chief Staff Officer at the Naval Headquarters. Until his appointment on 1 July 2016, as Commandant, he was the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command.

Seth has some peacekeeping experience, having served as UN Military Observer in Rwanda (1995-1996), UN Liaison Officer in Lebanon (1997-1998), and UN Staff Officer in Sierra Leone (2001-2002).

He is married to Victoria with three children. He likes music and flowers and plays hockey.

REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA
COMMANDANT
P: 0302-715682

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