Brigadier General AK Boimah entered the Ghana Military Academy with Regular Intake 23 in October 1981 where he had his initial training before been commissioned into the Ghana Armed Forces from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK in 1983.

He was first posted to the 5th Battalion of Infantry Arakan Barracks, in 1984 where he held the appointments as Platoon Commander and Intelligence Officer. He was later posted to the then Forces Reserve Battalion (FRB), later 64 Infantry Regiment where he served from 1990 to 2000.

He has attended all his career courses, including the Senior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Teshie graduating in 1996. He also attended the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, UK from August 2007 to July 2008. From 2003 to 2005, he served both as GSOI and a Directing Staff (DS) at the Army Combat Training School (ACTS).

He also served as GSO1 MATS HQ, from 2005 to 2006. He was then posted to GAFCSC, Senoir Division as a DS in 2006. He also served as a Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna, Nigeria, from 2008 to 2010. On his return to Ghana, he served as the Chief Instructor at the Army Faculty at GAFCSC. Between September, 2012 to October, 2014 he was seconded to the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC) as the Director of Studies. Until his appointment in November, 2016 as Deputy Commandant GAFCSC, he was the Commander Army Training Command, (ATRAC), Whistler Barracks Teshie.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with Sociology from University of Ghana, Legon (UG), and a Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy from Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, (LECIAD), UG. He also holds a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Kings College, London. On peace support operations, he served in different appointments with UNIFIL in Lebanon. He served as Officer Commanding ECOMOG GH7 in 1993, as well as Deputy Commanding officer ECOMOG GH14 all in Liberia between 1997 and 1998. He was a Military Observer (MILOB) with United Nations Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), from Dec 1993 to 1994. He served as Commanding Officer ECOMOG Mission in Cote d’ Ivoire (ECOMICI), from February to April 2004. On the takeover of the mission by the UN in April 2004, he became the first Ghanbatt CO, for the UN Mission in Cote d’ Ivoire ( UNOCI), from April to December 2004.

He is married with children and his hobbies include watching football and reading.


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