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Ghana Navy gets First female Vessel Commanding Officer

Accra, May 27, GNA – The Ghana Navy has appointed Lieutenant Commander Priscilla Ami Dogbeda Dzokoto as the Commanding Officer of a Ghana Navy Ship (GNS) ANKOBRA, the first female in Ghana’s naval history.

A statement signed by the Director of the Department of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Naval Captain Michael Addo Larbie, said she is in charge of activities on one of its River Class Ships, Ghana Navy Ship (GNS) ANKOBRA.

Priscilla Ami Dzokoto (PAD), was born on Saturday 8 March 1986 in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. She had her Basic and Junior School Education at Pentecost Preparatory and JSS in Takoradi and proceeded to Holy Child School, Cape Coast for her Senior Secondary School Education.
She completed Holy Child in 2004 and proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon where she read Mathematical Science. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Computer Science.
She was enlisted into the Executive Branch of the Ghana Navy on 14 September 2012 as part of Ghana Military Academy Regular Career Course Intake 52. She was one of the first two females in the history of the Ghana Armed Forces to be enlisted into the Executive Branch of the Ghana Navy. On commissioning.
She has had various courses and training both locally and internationally to prepare her towards her Naval career. She had her initial training at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in the United Kingdom in 2013. She later underwent Sub Lieutenants Technical Course in Ghana in 2016. Subsequently, she attended the Navigation Direction School in Kochi, India from July 2021 to February 2022 where she graduated as a Navigation Specialist.
Navies all over the world are predominantly dominated by men. It is therefore historic that the Navy has appointed its first female Commanding Officer.

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