Takoradi – The Ghana Armed Forces has successfully concluded its inaugural Basic Military Police Course 1/2023 and Drill and Duties Course 1/2023 at the Air Force Recruits Training School in Takoradi, graduating a total of 81 personnel.
Of the graduates, 38 Ghana Air Force Police personnel, including 13 females and 25 males, completed the 13-week Basic Military Police Course 1/2023. Additionally, 43 personnel, consisting of 41 males and two females from the Ghana Air Force and the Army, completed the 13-week Drill and Duties Course 1/2023.
Air Commodore Frank Kobla Kudoh, Deputy Staff Officer of Administration at the Ghana Air Force Headquarters, commended the graduates during a passing-out parade for their commitment and dedication throughout the training period. He emphasized that the courses aligned with the Chief of the Air Staff's vision of cultivating a smart Air Force with well-trained personnel possessing strong leadership skills.
“One unique feature of this graduation ceremony is the fact that it presents two sides of the same coin,” noted Air Commodore Kudoh. “The Drill and Duties course equips you and makes you custodians of discipline in our noble institution, whilst the Basic Military Police course equips you with skills to operate as law enforcement officers.”
Addressing the graduates, he urged them to recognize the complementary nature of their roles and work together to achieve the synergy needed to realize the Chief of the Air Staff's vision.
Recognitions were given to soldiers who distinguished themselves during the courses. Sergeant (SGT) Obeng Afua Sandra Konadu of the Air Force Base, Accra, received the Chief of Air Staff Award for being the Overall Best student of the Drill and Duties Course. SGT Antwi Bismark and SGT Osafo Yaw Samuel, both from the Air Force Base, Accra, were acknowledged as the second and third-best students, respectively.
SGT Yeboah Kwabena Prince of the Air Force Base, Takoradi, was awarded the Master Warrant Officer's Award for being the Best in Drill. Lance Corporal (LAC) Baah-Aba Yornam Matilda of the Air Force Base, Tamale, received the Chief of Air Staff Award for emerging as the Overall Best student of the Basic Military Police Course. LAC Addy Ashia Naa Akuyea and LAC Oduro Asaa Rahmat, both from the Air Force Base, Accra, were recognized as the second and third-best students, respectively.