Military ranks of Burkina Faso

The Military ranks of Burkina Faso are the military insignia used by the Military of Burkina Faso. Being a former colony of France, Burkina Faso shares a rank structure similar to that of France (plus an additional field officer rank). Burkina Faso is a landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

During the regime of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso briefly introduced Soviet-style rank insignia, which were reverted to the French-style upon his deposition.

Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the ground force and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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No equivalent 18. Burkina Faso Army - GEN 17. Burkina Faso Army - LG 16. Burkina Faso Army - MG 15. Burkina Faso Army - BG 14. Burkina Faso Army - SCOL.svg 13. Burkina Faso Army - COL.svg 12. Burkina Faso Army - LTC.svg 11. Burkina Faso Army - MAJ.svg 10. Burkina Faso Army - CAPT.svg 09. Burkina Faso Army - 1LT.svg 08. Burkina Faso Army - 2LT.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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No equivalent 18.Burkina Faso Air Force-GEN 17.Burkina Faso Air Force-LG 16.Burkina Faso Air Force-MG 15.Burkina Faso Air Force-BG 14.Burkina Faso Air Force-CM.svg 13.Burkina Faso Air Force-COL.svg 12.Burkina Faso Air Force-LTC.svg 11.Burkina Faso Air Force-MAJ.svg 10.Burkina Faso Air Force-CPT.svg 09.Burkina Faso Air Force-1LT.svg 08.Burkina Faso Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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07. Burkina Faso Army - SCWO.svg 06. Burkina Faso Army - CWO.svg 05. Burkina Faso Army - WO.svg No equivalent 04. Burkina Faso Army - MSG.svg 03. Burkina Faso Army - SGT.svg No equivalent 02. Burkina Faso Army - CPL.svg 01. Burkina Faso Army - PFC.svg None.svg
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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07.Burkina Faso Air Force-MCWO.svg 06.Burkina Faso Air Force-CWO.svg 05.Burkina Faso Air Force-WO.svg No equivalent 04.Burkina Faso Air Force-MSG.svg 03.Burkina Faso Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Burkina Faso Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Burkina Faso Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private
First Class

Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Burkina Faso Armed Forces

The Burkina Faso Armed Forces (French: Forces armées du Burkina Faso) is the term used for the national military of Burkina Faso. The service branches of the armed forces include its Army, Air Force, National Gendarmerie and People's Militia. Being a landlocked country, Burkina Faso has no navy.

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