Colonel Isaac Amponsah has been appointed as the new aide-de-camp (ADC) to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He is taking over from Major General Bismark Onwona, who served in the role from January 2017 to January 2023.
Major Onwona had to leave the role following his promotion to the rank of Major General.
He will now serve as Commandant of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Colonel Isaac Amponsah served as an instructor at the Military Training Academy before the new appointment.
He also served at the Defence Intelligence Unit of the Armed Forces.
Colonel Isaac Amponsah was born on 12 November 1970, in Kumasi-Ghana. He is married and he has two children.
He served as Director Operational Intelligence, Department of Defence Intelligence, General Headquarters, Ghana Armed Forces, Command Operations Officer, Southern Command, Ghana Army.
He previously served as Deputy Director Army Operations, Ghana Army Headquarters, Deputy Command Operations Officer, Northern Command, Military Assistant to the ECOWAS Special Envoy to Liberia, Course Commander/Acting Chief Training Officer, Ghana Military Academy, Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, Instructor/General Staff Officer III, Jungle Warfare School, Akyem Akyiase and Platoon Commander (Op GONGONG).
He also worked as a Military Liaison Officer at the United Nations Secretariat, in New York, Planning Officer, United Nations Secretariat, New York.
He served as the Force Provost Marshal for UNOCI (Cote d’Ivoire), Deputy Commanding Officer/Chief Operations Officer, Ghana Battalion, MONUSCO (DR Congo), Military Liaison Officer UNIOSIL (Sierra Leone) Administrative Officer, UNIFIL (Lebanon) and Platoon Commander, UNIFIL (Lebanon).
He holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Ghana (LECIAD) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Geography, Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Colonel Amponsah has a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies (Distinction) from the College of International Security Affairs at National Defence University in Washington, DC, USA.
He received a certificate in Joint Campaign Planning and Integrated Peace Support Operations (IPSO) Course from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.
He also holds certificates from the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) and Cranfield University in Conflict and Crisis Management and Defence Management.
Colonel Isaac Amponsah is a multilingual man. He is fluent in English, French, and Akan, and his interests include gym, swimming, reading, music, and World News.