Colonel Festus Boahen Aboagye (Rtd)
Colonel Festus Boahen Aboagye (Rtd) is a consultant facilitator/course author at the KAIPTC in peacekeeping, and a facilitator at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and other international schools. He obtained his basic military education at both the Ghana (1973-74) and Indian (1974-75) Military Academies and is a graduate of the US Army Infantry School (USAIS) (1985), the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Fort Benning (1986-87) and the British Army Staff College, Camberley (1988).
He is a veteran of several UN Peace Missions. An experienced military instructor and one-time Commanding Officer of the Ghana Military Academy, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Afri-can Peace Support Trainers Association (APSTA) in Nairobi, Kenya (2013-2017). Colonel Aboagye (Rtd) has held several key positions at both the national and international arena. He once served as the Head of the Training for Peace programme at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), Tshwane (Pretoria), and a Senior Research Fellow at the same Institute.
He has also worked for the Organisation of African Unity and the African Union in various capacities. He has written extensively on peacekeeping and military history. His books include ECOMOG- A Sub-Regional Experience in Conflict Prevention, Management and Peace-keeping in Liberia and The Ghana Army, A Concise Contemporary Guide to its Regimental Centennial History (1897-1999).