SHORT BIO OF COMMODORE OSEI BONSU ASANTE
Commodore Osei Bonsu Asante entered the Ghana Military Academy on 7 January 1983 and commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Ghana Navy on 29 June 1984. He has attended various military and civil courses including Sub-Lieutenant Technical at the Naval Institute of Education, Training and Technical (NIETT) in India; Armed Forces Mechanical Transport Officers Course in Burma Camp; Unit Fire Officers Course in Burma Camp; Junior Staff Course at the Command Staff College in Nigeria; Senior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at Teshie; Exclusive Economic Zone Protection Officers Course in the United Kingdom; Senior Management Course in Canada; Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE) Course in USA; Joint Humanitarian Operations and International Senior Officers Amphibious Planning Course in
USA; Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders
Course in USA; Ocean Governance and Maritime Security for West Africa in Australia. The Senior Officer is a graduate of Executive Masters in Governance and Leadership-Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and University of Wollongong-Australia (Maritime Studies). He has participated in series of seminars, conferences and workshops in security and other related courses to his profession/career both within and outside Ghana.
Commodore Osei B Asante has held several appointments both within the Ghana Armed Forces and Civil Institutions. Notable among them are Watch Keeping Officer/Executive Officer/Commanding Officer of most Ghana Navy Ships; Flag Lieutenant to the Chief of the Naval Staff; Commanding Officer-Basic & Leadership Training School; Command Operations Officer at the Western Naval Command; Commanding Officer Naval Base Tema; Assistant Deputy Director Personnel Administration-General Headquarters (Discipline); Assistant Director General-General Headquarters (Training); Director Training and Doctrine-General Headquarters (Training); Deputy Director General-General Headquarters (Defence Industries Department); Director Naval Liaison and the Principal Staff Officer, both at the Ministry of Defence. He was also seconded to the Ghana Maritime Authority as the National Maritime Security Coordinator, where his expertise was put at the disposal of other civil institutions and organizations for the development of the nation, at large. He is currently, the Flag Officer Fleet. The Senior Officer served with the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) in Liberia onboard various Ghana Navy Ships and the Ghana Black Star Line Ships. Additionally, he served as a Military Liaison and Observer with the United Nations Military Observer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is married and enjoys swimming, reading, listening to good music and footballing.