Military ranks of Botswana

Summary

The Military ranks of Botswana are the military insignia used by the Botswana Defence Force. Being a former British colony, Botswana shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom. Botswana is a Landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Botswana Ground Force[1]
Botswana-Army-OF-8.svg Botswana-Army-OF-7.svg Botswana-Army-OF-6.svg Botswana-Army-OF-5.svg Botswana-Army-OF-4.svg Botswana-Army-OF-3.svg Botswana-Army-OF-2.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1b.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1a.svg Botswana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


 Botswana Defence Force Air Wing[1]
Botswana Air Force-MG.svg 13.Botswana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Botswana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Botswana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Botswana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Botswana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Botswana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Botswana Air Force-2LT.svg Botswana-AirForce-OF-(D).svg
Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

Other ranks

The rank insignia of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Botswana Ground Force[1]
Botswana-Army-OR-9.svg Botswana-Army-OR-8.svg Botswana-Army-OR-7.svg Botswana-Army-OR-6.svg Botswana-Army-OR-4.svg Botswana-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Botswana Defence Force Air Wing[1]
06.Botswana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Botswana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Botswana Air Force-SSG.svg 03.Botswana Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Botswana Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Botswana Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Ranks". Government of Botswana. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.

External links

  • "Botswana". uniforminsignia.org. The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia. Retrieved 12 October 2021.