Ghana Army Ranks: List of Ghana Army Ranking Structure

See the complete Ranking Structure of the Ghanaian Army (GA) – List of Ghana Army ranks of officers and Enlisted soldiers.


Ghana Army

It is important to have a knowledge of the Ghana Army Ranks just in case… Below is the list of all Ghana Army Ranks in their respective order.  Army ranking consists or subdivided into two part, the Officers And Enlisted officers.

The Officers:  are the managers, problem solvers, key influencers and planners who lead Enlisted Soldiers in all situations. are responsible for leading and training enlisted.

Enlisted Officers: is a military officer who is given authority through a officer, but he or she is not technically considered to be in command.

See Also: Ghana Navy Ranks And Ghana Air Force Ranks



Ghana Army Ranks Structure

The GA rank structure is similar to the British army ranks structure, they are arranged in descending order:


The ghana army has 10 ranks for officers which General is the higher rank among and Second Lieutenant is the lowest rank. Beneath is the complete list of GA officers ranks:

  1. General – ★★★★ [5 Stars]
  2. Lieutenant General – ★★★★ [4 Stars]
  3. Major General – ★★★ [3 Stars]
  4. Brigadier General – ★★ [2 Stars]
  5. Colonel – ★ [1 Stars]
  6. Lieutenant Colonel
  7. Major
  8. Captain
  9. Lieutenant
  10. Second Lieutenant – [Lowest Rank]


There are 9 ranks in the Ghana Army for Enlisted officers. They are listed below:

  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 – [Lowest Rank]

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  1. I want to join the Ghana army, I’m offering database technology at Ghana’s number IT training center IPMC. Physically I’m fit but medically I don’t know. I wanna be an army personnel one day, I pledge myself.

  2. Please if you an SHS graduate and you want to join the army what is the relevant steps in joining it? Especially the immigration aspect……

  3. Hello, I learnt the badges for generals have been changed since 2012 – am stand to be corrected though. Please revise your post to update us more. Thanks for all that you do. Have learnt a lot here

  4. Comment:Please am a hospitality student with an HND certificate. Is there a chance for me to be selected when apply

  5. Dear Roadside MECHANIC.
    Go to any Military Barracks where there is a GARRISON UNIT. See the F.W.P (field workshop principal ) He can assign you as a civilian mechanic apprentice in a military workshop where you can have a chance to become a regular Army mechanic on merit. Good-luck

  6. Comment Text*please may I know the guide to interview of the Ghana Armed forces.
    The word “enlisted officers”,are they the new entries in the Ghana armed forces ?

  7. I want to know that, what degree of an employed certificates with his G.H.S certificate will place in the military and perhaps will paid in his monthly salary

  8. I’m a diploma disease control and surveillance offer who has recently completed my national service. can I buy an officer for in the Ghana Armed Forces and if yes the rank to be in favoured by God Almighty.

  9. The rank are OK. I have interest in military but am an Actuarial student in the university of Ghana. Can I still have the chance after my first degree. Am 22 of age.

  10. Please am a road side mechanic and I want to join the the army but my wacce result are not all that fact I did building construction in SHS and am now a road side mechanic.can I go in for a trade test certificate to apply because I don’t know what to do now

  11. Please am a road side mechanic,and want to join the army but my wacce results is not all that good and I have been in the work for 2years.any help for me because there is no one to help hmmmmm

    • Dear Roadside MECHANIC.
      Go to any Military Barracks where there is a GARRISON UNIT. See the F.W.P (field workshop principal ) He can assign you as a civilian mechanic apprentice in a military workshop where you can have a chance to become a regular Army mechanic on merit. Good-luck

    • Dear FELIX
      Your question is too shallow but the answer is 6 MONTHS. Recruit is a trainee soldier but when you pass out from training, you become a Private Soldier.

  12. Comment Text*
    I have quality and meditative passion to become marine and serve my Democratic Nation(Ghana).
    But I have D7 in English subject of wassce results..
    I have license E of operating payloader and forklift machines.

  13. Please what rank will someone holding a first degree in mathematics be rewarded? And also can that person be have any work dealing with background in mathematics?

    • Dear JACOBEL.
      To be an ARMY COMMANDER, You must be a Military General with a very good service records and an outstanding performance in all your duties and service courses. You must be Honest and truthful to humans and nature. First, you must try to enter into the Army with a good PhD or its equivalent so that you may be admitted into the STAFF COLLEGE within the shortest possible time before your age runs out.
      Your dream is very big so take your studies seriously and be a Good student until then.

  14. I’m an Ordained Governmentally Gazetted Reverend Minister and a university graduate. I want to join the Army. i’m I eligible to apply for and what are my chances of been enlisted. thanks

    • Dear Reverend Minister Graduate.
      Army is not a religious institution where your Reverends and Pastorial status can qualify you to be admitted. Sordiers are religious and prayerful therefore, Army does not ignore religion but embrasses it in a Military orders.
      If you want to serve, you must first apply with your non-religious University Qualification. When you suceed, you’ll be given a Basic training to become a SOLDIER. Next will be a SPECIALITY TRAINING where you may have an options to chose what you desire to do in addition to your specialities. At this point, you may chose to become a CHAPLAIN.

    • James.
      Good Accademic Grades. Good Physical and Health status. Good retentive memories. Hightly intelligence with a very high IQ. READINESS TO DIE

      • Ladies&Gents.
        Students are here to learn, if you do not have an answer to a question, please do not speculate coz someone will absorb the garbage, and harm his mental faculties. US ARMY is so big in size to appoint a FIELD MARSHAL but Ghana ARMY size is actually less than a standard ARMY SIZE and therefore has not the capacity to appoint a FIELD MARSHAL on its own. Stop thinking that FIELD MARSHAL in US ARMY is the same as GENERAL in GHANA ARMY.

        HERE ARE THE STANDARD ARMY SIZES in ascending order, alongside the COMMANDER’S RANK. Each size is 3 times to the next
        1. Fire team or Scemish group<Senior N°
        3. PLATOON…………….LIEUTENANT
        4. COMPANY……………MAJOR
        6. BRIGADE…………….BRIGADIER*1star
        7. DIVISION…………….MAJ-GENERAL**2stars
        8. CORPS……………….LT-GENERAL***3stars
        9 ARMY…………………..GENERAL****4stars
        10. FIELD ARMY or NUMBERED ARMY……..FIELD MARSHAL*****5stars
        11. ARMY THEATER………..TA. COMMANDER ******6stars

    • Field Marshall is not a permanent rank, It is an appointement given to a commander of two or more ARMIES. Example, if Ghana Army and Nigeria Army are put together for a mission, the two joint army will be call a FIELD ARMY. In this case, Ghana Army commander and Nigeria Army commander will need a superior commander from whom the two GENERALS will recieve orders. The newly appointed GENERAL of this FIELD ARMY will take a title of FIELD MASHALL with 5 stars but when the mission is over, the appointed FIELD MARSHAL shall again become a 4 star Genanral coz that is the last and the highest rank in the army. In short, a FIELD MARSHALL is a COMMANDER of a FIELD ARMY or a NUMBERED ARMY.

  15. Please a lot of people told me that, if you do not have any middleman it will be difficult for you to be enlists in to GAF even if you have the qualification but no middleman they will not pick you.Please is it true?


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