Women January 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Black women who are large and in charge in the military

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins January 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm

January 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm | Women

Image of Brigadier General Edjeani-Afenu…photo credit: Ghananewsonline

Brigadier General Constance Edjeani-Afenu – Ghana

BG Constance Ama Edjeani-Afenu joined the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in 1978 at the age of 18. After a rude awakening about the strenuous life of a soldier, she stayed the course and was regarded as the most resilient officer. Gearing towards a whopping 40 years in the military, BG Edjeani-Afenu was bestowed with the rank of Brigadier General.  From 2013 – 2016, she functioned as Ghana’s deputy military advisor to its permanent mission in New York; being the first woman to do so. With her new rank, she will now take up a post at the Ministry of Defence in the capital, Accra.

BG Edjeani-Afenu hopes to inspire other women to join the service and climb the success ladder as she has.

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