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Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie

Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie

Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie was a Ghanaian naval officer and the twenty-ninth Chief of Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces.

1951

Born
23 March 1951

Born

Vice Admiral Quashie was born on 23 March 23, 1951, in Accra


 

1970

Early life
02 July 1970

Early life

He attended Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast for five years of secondary school before earning his General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Certificate in 1970. After graduating from Mfantsipim School,he was accepted into the 1970–1972 Ghana Secondary Technical School in Takoradi. After finishing, he received his Advanced Level Certificate.

1972

Naval
27 June 1972

Naval

Vice Admiral Quashie enrolled in the Ghana Military Academy. He traveled to the UK to complete his basic military officer training there. At the Britannia Royal Naval College, he enrolled and graduated in 1974. In July 1974, he returned to Ghana and was appointed Sub-Lieutenant in the Ghana Navy's Executive Branch.


 

1980

Combat operation
01 July 1980

Combat operation

Vice Admiral Quashie served as an assistant staff officer with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon during the turmoil there in the 1980s.


 

2000

Naval appointments
27 June 2000

Naval appointments

Vice Admiral Quashie has performed a variety of duties for the Navy, including:

Watch-Keeping Officer on GNS Keta, Kromantse, Sahene, and Achimota of the Ghana Navy Executive Officer on GNS Elmina and Dzata

GNS Kromantse's interim executive officer

Chief of the Naval Staff's aide-de-camp

Naval Base Sekondi base operations officer

Staff Officer, Naval Base Sekondi Acting Training Officer, Communication and Intelligence

Naval Base Sekondi's commanding officer and senior officer afloat

2009

Chief of Naval Staff
01 July 2009

Chief of Naval Staff

He also served as the Chief of Naval Staff of the Ghana Navy from April 3, 2009, to March 28, 2013.


 

2010

 Chief of Staff
29 June 2010

Chief of Staff

Before being hired as the Chief of Staff, he held a number of senior positions. They comprised the Director of Operations and Plans at the Naval Headquarters, the Directing Staff at the Nigeria Command and Staff College, and the Ghana Armed Forces Command College

Director of Resettlement at General Headquarters and Chief Staff Officer, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Naval Headquarters, and Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command

2013

09 July 2013

Chief of the Defense Staff

Vice Admiral Quashie was sworn in as the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces on March 28, 2013, by President John Dramani Mahama, who also serves as the military's commander in chief.He took over for Lt. Gen. Peter Blay. Vice Admiral Quarshie previously held the position of Chief of Naval Staff. Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro received his transfer.


 

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