Arnold Quainoo

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Arnold Quainoo
Allegiance Ghana
Service/branch Ghana Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Chief of the Defence Staff
ECOMOG Commander
Chief of Army Staff

Lieutenant General Arnold Quainoo is a retired Ghanaian military officer and served as the Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces from August 1983 to September 1989.[1] He took over from Flight Lieutenant J. J. Rawlings and handed over to Lieutenant General Winston Mensa-Wood.[1] He was also the first commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) which intervened in Liberia to help end the civil war.[2] He also served twice as Army Commander, first in 1979 following the coup-d'état by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council which overthrew the Supreme Military Council. He was replaced when the Limann government was elected. He was however re-appointed as Chief of Army Staff following the coup by the Provisional National Defence Council[3] and later as General Officer Commanding the Ghana Armed Forces.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Past General Officers Commanding /Chiefs of the Defence Staff". www.gaf.mil.gh. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Adekeye Adebajo, 'Liberia's Civil War: Nigeria, ECOMOG, and Regional Security in West Africa,' Lynne Rienner/International Peace Academy, 2002, p.78-79
  3. ^ "Past Army Commanders / Chiefs of Army Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Past General Officers Commanding /Chiefs of the Defence Staff". Official website. Ghana Armed Forces. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah
Chief of Army Staff
1979
Succeeded by
Brigadier I. K. Amoah
Preceded by
Brigadier I. K. Amoah
Chief of Army Staff
1982 – 1987
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General W. M. Mensa-Wood
Preceded by
Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings
Chief of Defence Staff
1983– 1989
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General W. M. Mensa-Wood
New title ECOMOG Commander
1990
Succeeded by
Major General Joshua Dogonyaro