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Major General A. G. V. Paley was a British army officer who became the first Chief of the Defence Staff of Ghanamarker.

Army career

World War II

In October 1944, during the Second World War, he served as the commanding officer of the 22 Armoured Brigade, while a Lieutenant Colonel in the British army. He was later one of the officers on the British delegation on the Allied Control Authority during World War II with the rank of Brigadier.

Ghana Armed Forces

Paley was appointed as the first General Officer Commanding between 1957 and 1959, when his appointment covered only the army. He was effectively the Chief of Defence Staff however when the Ghana Navy and Ghana Air Force were created. His tour of duty ended on 11 January 1960 when he was replaced by Major General Henry Alexander.


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