Lt. Cdr Priscilla Ami Dogbeda
Lieutenant Commander Priscilla Ami Dogbeda Dzokoto, Ghana’s first feminine Commanding a Navy Ship has sailed efficiently to Nigeria.
A press release issued by the Directorate of Public Relations, (DPR) of the Ghana Armed Forces and signed by Naval Captain Michael Addo Larbi, Director of Public Relations mentioned Lt. Dzokoto, answerable for Ghana Navy Ship ANKOBRA is becoming a member of its Nigeria counterpart for a maritime train which commences from 26 Could to 1 June 2022.
He mentioned the train goals to ascertain a mixed maritime Process Pressure amongst the Navies of the Gulf of Guinea States and people alongside the Jap/Southern African shoreline.
The assertion mentioned the Ghana Navy deployed one in every of its River Class Ships, Ghana Navy Ship (GNS) ANKOBRA for this train.
“Navies everywhere in the world are predominantly dominated by males; It’s subsequently historic that the Ghana Navy has appointed its first feminine Commanding Officer,” the assertion mentioned.
Profile Of Lieutenant Commander Priscilla Ami Dzokoto
Lt Cdr Priscilla Ami Dzokoto (PAD), was born on Saturday 8 March 1986 in Takoradi within the Western Area of Ghana. She had her Fundamental and Junior Faculty Schooling at Pentecost Preparatory and JSS in Takoradi and proceeded to the Holy Youngster Faculty, Cape Coast for her Senior Secondary Faculty Schooling.
She accomplished Holy Youngster in 2004 and proceeded to the College of Ghana, Legon the place she gained admission to learn Mathematical Science. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Diploma in Statistics and Pc Science.
She was enlisted into the Government Department of the Ghana Navy on 14 September 2012 as a part of Ghana Army Academy Common Profession Course Consumption 52. She was one of many first two females within the historical past of the Ghana Armed Forces to be enlisted into the Government Department of Ghana
On commissioning, she had numerous programs and coaching each regionally and internationally to organize
her for her Naval profession. She had her preliminary coaching on the Britannia Royal Naval School, Dartmouth in the UK in 2013. She later underwent Sub Lieutenants Technical Course in Ghana in 2016. Subsequently, she attended the Navigation Route Faculty in Kochi, India from July 2021 to February 2022 the place she graduated as a Navigation Specialist.
Lt Cdr Dzokoto additionally holds certificates in Maritime Interoperability Coaching from the UK, Distant Sensing, and Geographic Data System Combating Weapons of Mass
Destruction Proliferation and Maritime Danger Evaluation certificates all in Ghana. She accomplished the Junior Workers Course on the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Workers School in 2019, the place she got here out because the 2nd finest pupil. These programs and coaching outfitted her to carry numerous appointments as she rose by way of the ranks.
Lt Cdr Dzokoto was first posted to Ghana Navy Ship NAA GBEWAA as a Watch Protecting Officer in September 2012. Whereas onboard she was appointed the Assistant Communications Officer of the Ship. Her tasks included the functioning and upkeep of all communications gear on board, the coaching and welfare of all Rankings within the Communication Division, and making certain the efficient and environment friendly communication between the ship and different Army Models/Civilian Institutions amongst others.
She additionally served on board Ghana Navy Ship Yaa Asantewaa from 2013 to 2017 the place she held the
➢ Assistant Navigation Officer
➢ Navigation Officer
➢ Communication Officer
➢ Performing Government Officer
➢ Correspondence Officer
➢ Watch Protecting Officer amongst others She was the Assistant Navigation Officer onboard GNS YAA ASANTEWAA when the ship sailed to Nigeria to take part in Train Obangame Specific in 2014. She performed an instrumental function
in planning and executing the passage from Ghana to Nigeria.
Other than serving on board, she additionally served in a coaching faculty the place she imparted to others the information she had acquired. Lt Cdr Dzokoto was the Coaching Officer and subsequently the Performing Second in Command of the Navy Commerce Coaching Faculty (now Faculty of Marine Engineering and Fight Programs, SMECS) from January 2018 to June 2021 the place she assisted the Commanding Officer within the administration and day by day operating of the varsity. Her different tasks included coordination and administration of all programs, monitoring the progress of trainees, assessment of examination questions for standardization, periodic assessment, and replace in fact syllabi, and monitoring and supervision of all coaching actions amongst a number of others.
Within the space of peacekeeping, Lt Cdr Dzokoto served as a Army Observer with the United Nations Interim Safety Pressure in Abyei (UNISFA) from February 2020 to February 2021.
On 11 April 2022, Lt Cdr Dzokoto was appointed Commanding Officer of Ghana Navy Ship BLIKA. Her appointment makes her the primary feminine Commanding Officer of a Ghana Navy Ship.
A feat she achieved by dint of laborious work, perseverance, and God’s grace.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey