This article will explore the ranks of the Ghanaian Army. It will examine each rank and how it progresses in the military hierarchy, and provide a general overview of the Ghanaian Army and its structure.

After reading, you should have a better understanding of the rank system of the Ghanaian Army.

What are the various ranks in the Ghana Army? 

The Ghanaian Army is made of the Land Force, Air Force and the Navy. These three forces, as their names suggest, protect the country from the land, air spaces and the seas respectively.

Each of these forces are led by a number of senior officials. Here is a list of all the ranks in the various forces. This list is arranged in descending order of seniority. (i.e. from the highest to the lowest).

Ghana Army Ranks for Officers

  1. General 
  2. Lieutenant General 
  3. Major General 
  4. Brigadier General 
  5. Colonel 
  6. Lieutenant Colonel
  7. Major
  8. Captain
  9. Lieutenant
  10. Second Lieutenant

Ghana Army Ranks for Enlisted Officers

  1. Chief Warrant Officer
  2. Warrant Officer Class I.
  3. Warrant Officer Class II.
  4. Staff Sergeant.
  5. Sergeant.
  6. Corporal.
  7. Lance-corporal.
  8. Private.
  9. Recruit

Ghana Air Force Ranks for Officers

  1. Air Marshal
  2. Air Vice Marshal
  3. Air Commodore
  4. Group Captain
  5. Wing Commander
  6. Squadron Leader
  7. Flight Lieutenant
  8. Flying Officer
  9. Pilot Officer

Ghana Air Force Ranks for Airmen Officers

  1. Warrant Officer Class I
  2. Warrant Officer Class II
  3. Flight Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Leading Aircraftman
  • Aircraftman I
  • Aircraftman II

Ghana Navy Ranks for Officers

  1. Admiral
  2. Vice-Admiral
  3. Rear-Admiral
  4. Commodore
  5. Captain
  6. Commander
  7. Lieutenant Commander
  8. Lieutenant
  9. Sub-Lieutenant
  10. Acting Sub-Lieutenant

Ghana Navy Ranks for Rating Officers

  1. Master Chief Petty Officer
  2. Fleet Chief Petty Officer
  3. Chief Petty Officer Class I
  4. Chief Petty Officer Class II
  5. Petty Officer Class I
  6. Petty Officer Class II
  7. Leading Seaman
  8. Able Seaman Class I
  9. Able Seaman Class II
  10. Ordinary Seaman


In conclusion, the Ghanaian Army has a system of ranks to define its structure and identify various responsibilities and duties within the organization.

Each rank comes with unique roles and duties that must be fulfilled in order to progress in the military hierarchy.

An understanding of the Ghanaian Army ranks is essential for anyone looking to join or serve in the forces.

With this article, we hope you now have a clear understanding of the rank system in the Ghanaian Army.



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