Senior GAF Officer excels in the United States and makes Ghana and Africa Proud

Accra, June 30, GNA – Colonel Isaac Amponsah, a senior officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, made the country proud when he graduated with Distinction from the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at the National Defence University in Washington DC, United States of America.

He graduated in Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies, where he scored nine ‘A’s and three ‘A Minus’(A-) out of 12 graded subjects to earn a place among nine graduands from all the four colleges of the University who were awarded the ‘Distinguished Graduate’ certificate.

“His achievement is not only an honour to the Ghana Armed Forces and Ghana, but an honour to Africa as a whole,” a statement issued from the Public Relations Directorate of GAF and signed by Captain (Ghana Navy) Michael Addo Larbie said.
Colonel Amponsah was the only African among the award winners.

Other African students who graduated from the University were from: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania and Tunisia.

The College of International Security Affairs (CISA), is one of four colleges under the National Defence University of the United States.

It was created in 2002 as the School for National Security Executive Education, to educate and prepare civilian and military national security professionals and future leaders from the United States and partner nations for strategic challenges of the contemporary security environment.

The CISA is a US Department of Defence flagship for education and US partner capacity building in combatting Terrorism and Irregular Warfare (IW) at the strategic level.

The other colleges under the National Defence University are the Dwight Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the National War College, the Joint Forces Staff College and the College of Information and Cyberspace.