Military ranks of Ghana

Summary

The Military ranks of Ghana are the military insignia used by the Ghana Armed Forces. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ghana shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.[1]

Current ranks

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Ghana Army
17-Ghana Army-CIC.svg 16-Ghana Army-GEN.svg 15-Ghana Army-LG.svg 14-Ghana Army-MG.svg 13-Ghana Army-BG.svg 12-Ghana Army-COL.svg 11-Ghana Army-LTC.svg 10-Ghana Army-MAJ.svg 09-Ghana Army-CPT.svg 08-Ghana Army-1LT.svg 07-Ghana Army-2LT.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Ghana Navy
15-Ghana Navy-ADM.svg 14-Ghana Navy-VADM.svg 13-Ghana Navy-RADM.svg 12-Ghana Navy-CDRE.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub lieutenant


 Ghana Air Force
16.Ghana Air Force-GEN.svg 15.Ghana Air Force-LG.svg 14.Ghana Air Force-MG.svg 13.Ghana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Ghana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Ghana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Ghana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Ghana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Ghana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Ghana Air Force-2LT.svg
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer


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
 Ghana Army
Ghana-Army-OR-9.svg Ghana-Army-OR-8.svg Ghana-Army-OR-7.svg Ghana-Army-OR-6.svg Ghana-Army-OR-4.svg Ghana-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Ghana Navy
04.Ghana Navy-CPO.svg 03.Ghana Navy-PO1.svg 02.Ghana Navy-PO2.svg 01.Ghana Navy-LSM.svg No insignia No insignia
Chief petty officer Petty officer first class Petty officer second class Leading Seaman Able seaman Ordinary Seaman


 Ghana Air Force
06.Ghana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Ghana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Ghana Air Force-FSG.svg 03.Ghana Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Ghana Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Ghana Air Force-LACM.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

Former ranks

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Ghana Army
(1959–?)[2]
Field Marshal (Ghana Army OF-10).gif General (Ghana Army OF-09).gif Lieutenant-General (Ghana Army OF-08).gif Major-General (Ghana Army OF-07).gif Brigadier (Ghana Army OF-06).gif 12-Ghana Army-COL.svg 11-Ghana Army-LTC.svg 10-Ghana Army-MAJ.svg 09-Ghana Army-CPT.svg 08-Ghana Army-1LT.svg 07-Ghana Army-2LT.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant

References

  1. ^ Ofcansky, Thomas P. (1995). "National Security". In Berry, LaVerle Bennette (ed.). Ghana: a country study. Area Handbook (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 282. LCCN 95018891. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ Ofcansky, Thomas P. (1995). "National Security". In Berry, LaVerle Bennette (ed.). Ghana : a country study. Area Handbook (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 284-285. LCCN 95018891. Retrieved 19 October 2021.

External links

  • "Ghana". uniforminsignia.org. The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia. Retrieved 19 October 2021.