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Lt Col Daniel Nii Armah Quaye was born in Burma Camp Accra, Duala MRS on the 30 July 1980. He commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the Ghana Military Academy, Teshie on 5 September 2003 as part of Regular Career Course Intake 43. On commission, he was posted to the 3 Infantry Battalion as his organic Unit.

He has undertaken a number of career courses commensurate to his rank and relevant for Command and Staff Appointments in both Ghana and Abroad. These courses include the Young Officers Course at the Army Combat Training School, Basic Intelligence Course at the Department of Defence Intelligence and Junior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Other courses he has participated in includes Combat Team Commander’s Course at Army Combat Training School, Imagery Intelligence Course at the Air Force Base, Takoradi and Senior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command Staff College, Teshie. He has also undertaken a course in Special Operations Combating Terrorism at MacDill Airforce, Tampa Florida USA.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies with Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master of Science in Security and Justice Administration at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

Lt Col DNA Quaye has held some appointments in the Ghana Armed Forces since commission which includes Platoon Commander and Intelligence Officer at 3 Infantry Battalion, Officer Commanding 3 Detachment of Defence Intelligence, Acting Assistant Director Operational Intelligence at GHQ (DI) and General Staff Officer Grade II Operations and Training at Headquarters Northern Command. He also held the appointment as Commanding Officer Headquarters Northern Command Camp until later appointed Commanding Officer Army Special Operations Training School, Daboya.

Lt Col DNA Quaye has embarked on International Peace keeping Missions in UNIFIL, MONUSCO and UNMIL. He also served as an military observe in MINURSO and UNAMID.

Lt Col DNA Quaye is Christian and married with 3 daughters. He enjoys playing the piano and listening to music as his hobbies.

Brief History of Army Special Operations Training School

The history of Army Special Operations Training School (ASOTS) dates back to the early 80s. The school started as a Battle Training Camp christened Daboya Training Camp (DTC) and was primarily employed for preparing Units located in the then Northern Command to enable them build their proficiency in the use of weapon systems and applications of tactics to the ground.

The complex and evolving nature of contemporary threats on land forces places much emphasis on protection of personnel, hence the mechanized concept of infantry units in the Army. The current preparations of the Ghana Army against in positioning itself in readiness against threats like terrorism and transnational crimes among others makes the role of mechanized units critically instrumental. This necessitated the creation of mechanized Units and Special Forces. The creation of the Army Special Operations Brigade brought to the fore the need for a training school to train Special Forces for the Ghana Army. The school was therefore re-christened the Army Special Operations Training School in 2021.

Since its creation, the Unit has continued to train recruits for the Ghana Army. The Unit received its first batch of recruits on 15 January 2021 with a total number of 385 all male recruits and subsequently a mixed course of 648 recruits. The school later trained an all-male 700 recruits and currently training 705 mixed recruits.

The Unit has also successfully hosted training for Special Forces TF 649 in preparations for Long Range Patrols at the Northern boarders and Ex FLINTLOCK 23. The Unit has also hosted training of personnel of the Ghana Navy Special Boat Squadron. The Unit since its inception has been a centre stage for hosting international exercises which includes Ex FLINTLOCK and Ex AFRICAN LION both held in 2023. The Unit is currently preparing to host EX FLINTLOCK 2024.

The first Commanding Officer for the School is Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Nii Armah Quaye.