Ghana Armed Forces Salary and Ranks 2022/2023

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are Ghana’s unified armed forces, which include the Ghana Army, Ghana Navy, and Ghana Air Force.

The President of Ghana, who is also the top military commander of the Border Guard Unit, is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces (BGU). The Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff are in charge of the armed forces.

Get to know the Ghana Armed Forces Salary structure and Ranks. This is where you will find the answers to how much personnel in Ghana Armed Forces earn per month.

Ghana Armed Forces Salary and Ranks 2022/2023

Types of Officers

Officers and Enlisted Officers are the two types of officers in the Ghana Army

Officers lead Enlisted Soldiers in all situations as supervisors, problem solvers, key influencers, and strategists. are in charge of directing and instructing enlisted personnel.

Enlisted Officers: An enlisted officer is a military officer who is given authority by an officer but is not formally in command.

Ranks for Officers

The Ghana army has ten officer ranks, with General being the highest and Second Lieutenant being the lowest.

  • General – ★★★★★ [5 Stars]
  • Lieutenant General – ★★★★ [4 Stars]
  • Major General – ★★★ [3 Stars]
  • Brigadier General – ★★ [2 Stars]
  • Colonel – ★ [1 Stars]
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Second Lieutenant – [Lowest Rank]

Ranks for an Enlisted Officers

  • Chief Warrant Officer
  • Warrant Officer Class I.
  • Warrant Officer Class II.
  • Staff Sergeant.
  • Sergeant.
  • Corporal.
  • Lance-corporal.
  • Private.
  • Recruit – [Lowest Rank]

Ghana Army Salary Structure

The Ghana Army’s structure is solely determined by your status in the military. That is to say, the higher your rank, the more money you will earn. The greater the rank, the more responsibility there is.

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The Ghana Army’s salary is not made public, but based on research, the lowest ranking officer in the Ghana Army earns about 1000 GHC or more each month.

Men and women in the Ghana Army, on the other hand, are entitled to certain allowances and incentives. However, the highest-ranking officers receive higher allowances.


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