Lt Col Frank Gyebi-Abrokwah has taken over the responsibility as the Commanding Officer (CO) of GHANBATT from the outgoing CO, Lt Col Abass Atuluk in a short ceremony held at the Battalion Headquarters Obeng Camp UNP 5-66, Al-Qouzah on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.
In his remark, the outgoing CO, Lt Col Atuluk expressed appreciation to personnel of GHANBATT 86 for their cooperation and endurance throughout their 14 month tour and during these difficult times where the world was dealing with Covid-19 pandemic.
He congratulated the incoming CO and encouraged him to continue from where GHANBATT 86 left off. He was optimistic that the incoming CO, together with the competent officers and men, will work diligently to raise the flag of Ghana high.
Lt Col Atuluk used the occasion to advice GHANBATT 87 personnel to stay safe and abide by all Covid-19 protocols to enable them add to the successes of past GHANBATTS. The ceremony was observed under strict Covid-19 preventive protocols.
The incoming CO, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Gyebi-Abrokwah commissioned from the Ghana Military Academy in 1999 as a Second Lieutenant and was posted to Airborne Force. He served as a Platoon Commander, Adjutant, Intelligence Officer, Company Commander, Detachment Commander and Training Officer in the Airborne Force.
He has also served as the General Staff Officer (GSOII) Intelligence at the Formation Headquarters. He was the Deputy Director Discipline and Deputy Director Personnel Services at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces. Until his appointment as the Commanding Officer UNIFIL GHANBATT 87, he was the Deputy Director Counterintelligence at the Department of Defence Intelligence of the Ghana Armed Forces.
The Commanding Officer has a considerable experience with the United Nations where he served two tours as Platoon Commander and one tour as Company Commander in UNIFIL, Military Information Officer (MIO) in MONUC and Company Commander in UNMIL. He was also a Military Observer in MONUSCO and Military Staff Officer in MINUSCA where he operated as the Acting Chief of Joint Operations Centre (JOC) at the Mission Headquarters in Bangui.
He is married to Vivian and the union is blessed with 3 Girls and a Boy.