Ranks in ghana Army and Insignia

Ranks in ghana Army and Insignia

Ranks in Ghana Army. The Ghana armed forces’ was established in 1957 as the sole institution in charge of Ghana’s external security affairs. The forces are made up of 3 arms of service, that is the “Army”, “Airforce” and “Navy”. The president of Ghana serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces whiles the ministry of defense together with the chief of defense staff are both in charge of all managerial affairs of the armed forces. 

Ghana Army Ranks

The Army is an arm of service of the Ghana Armed Forces that is in charge of all ground warfare activities in the military. It is the first arm of the Armed forces to be established after Ghana’s independence. The army ranks have been divided into 2 major ranks which are 

  1. Commissioned Officer Ranks
  2. Enlisted Ranks (Other Ranks)

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In this article, we outline all ranks of the Army from the lowest ranks to the highest ranks for both officer ranks and enlisted ranks.


Enlisted ranks include

7. Private

       No Insignia


6. Lance-corporal

Ghana Army Lance Corporal Insignia (symbol)


5. Corporal

Ghana Army Corporal Insignia (symbol)

4. Sergeant

Ghana Army Sergeant Insignia (symbol)

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3. Staff Sergeant

Ghana Army Staff Sergeant Insignia (symbol)


2. Warrant Officer class 2

Ghana Army WO 2 Insignia (symbol)


1. Warrant Officer class 1

Ghana Army WO 1 Insignia (symbol)

Commissioned officer ranks

10. Second Lieutenant

Ghana Army 2Lt Insignia (symbol)


9. Lieutenant

Ghana Army Lieutenant Insignia (symbol)


8. Captain

Ghana Army Captain Insignia (symbol)


7. Major

Ghana Army Major Insignia (symbol)


6. Lieutenant Colonel

Ghana Army Liutenant Colonel Insignia (symbol)


5. Colonel

Ghana Army Colonel Insignia (symbol)


4. Brigadier General

Ghana Army Brigadier General Insignia (symbol)


3. Major General

Ghana Army Major General Insignia (symbol)


2. Lieutenant general

Army Lieutenant General Insignia (symbol)

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1. General

Ghana Army General Insignia (symbol)

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