|Stephen J. A. Otu|
|Born||15 October 1915|
|Died||1979 (aged 63–64)|
|Commands held||Chief of the Defence Staff|
Stephen Otu was the second Ghanaian to become the Chief of Army Staff in October 1962, a position he occupied until July 1965 when the army headquarters became annexed to the Ministry of Defence. He also became the first Ghanaian officer to become the Chief of Defence Staff when the British army personnel were scaled down in 1961. He took over from Major General Henry Templer Alexander, a career British officer.
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Brigadier J. A. Ankrah
|Chief of Army Staff
1962 – 1965
Major General C. M. Barwah
Major General Henry Templer Alexander
|Chief of the Defence Staff
1961 – 1965
Major General Nathan A. Aferi
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