The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Ghana Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, has been inducted into the United States of America’s Army War College Hall of Fame.
The ceremony which took place on the 31st of March was performed by the Commandant of the College, Major General Gregg Martin at the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
The Canadian Chief of the Land Staff, Lieutenant General Peter Devlin was also inducted on the same day.
In a statement signed by Major K.Baah –Bentum for the Director of Public Relations, it said the courtesy is usually extended by the college to its Alumni who excel in their areas of endeavour or rise to enviable positions in their service.
The Chief of Defense Staff was accompanied by his wife, the Director, General Plans and Development, Brig Gen JK Klobodu, the Millitary Assistant to the CDS, Col George Biah and Capt FK Mautsueni, Aide –de-Camp to the CDS.
The CDS used the opportunity to visit the United Nations Department of Peace- keeping Operations (UNDPKO) In New York to hold discussions with the UN Under-Secretary General for Peace keeping on issues affecting the Ghana Armed Forces.
Some of the discussions included the request by the UN for Ghana to increase its troop strength in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Ghana’s Medical personnel in La Cote D’Ivoire.
The UN Under-Secretary General for Peace keeping praised the CDS for his professionalism and discipline both at home and at external UN operations.
“The CDS also visited the McNair Barracks in Washington DC where the African Centre for Strategic Studies is housed and the US State Department where he was invited by the Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of African Affairs, MR. William Fitzgerald”, it stated.