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D. A. Foreman
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Ghana Navy
Rank Commodore
Commands held Chief of Naval Staff

D. A. Foreman was a British naval officer who became the first Chief of Naval Staff of the Ghana Navy.[1]

Ghana Navy service

Foreman had retired from active service from the Royal Navy when he was seconded to the newly created Ghana Navy. Kwame Nkrumah, then the Ghana president, granted him a presidential commission as a Ghana naval officer with the rank of Commodore and appointed him Chief of Naval Staff.[2] This was after the navy had been established in 1959.[3]


  1. ^ "Past Chiefs of Naval Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  2. ^ "The Security Services" (pdf). National Reconciliation Commission Report Volume 4 Chapter 1. Ghana government. October 2004. pp. pages 3 & 4. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Historical Background of The Ghana Navy". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Ghana Navy established 1959
Chief of Naval Staff
1959 – 1961
Succeeded by
David Anumle Hansen


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