Military ranks of Cameroon

The Military ranks of Cameroon are the military insignia used by the Cameroonian Armed Forces. Being a former colony of both France and of the United Kingdom (particially in the northwest), Cameroon mostly shares a rank structure similar to that of France.

Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy 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
Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent Cameroon-Army-OF-9.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-8.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-7.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-6.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-5.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-4.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-3.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-2.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1b.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent Cameroon-Navy-OF-9.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-8.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-7.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-6.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-5.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-4.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-3.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-2.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-1b.svg Cameroon-Navy-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe
Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent 17.Cameroon Air Force-GEN 16.Cameroon Air Force-LG 15.Cameroon Air Force-MG 14.Cameroon Air Force-BG 13.Cameroon Air Force-COL.svg 12.Cameroon Air Force-LTC.svg 11.Cameroon Air Force-MAJ.svg 10.Cameroon Air Force-CPT.svg 09.Cameroon Air Force-1LT.svg 08.Cameroon Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne 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, navy 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
Cameroon Cameroon
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Cameroon-Army-OR-9.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-8.svg No equivalent Cameroon-Army-OR-6.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-5.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-4.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-3.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-2.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-1.svg
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Cameroon Cameroon
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Cameroon-Navy-OR-9.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-8.svg No equivalent Cameroon-Navy-OR-6.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-5.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-4.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-3.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-2.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-1.svg
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre de 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre de 2eme classe
Seaman
Matelot de 1ere classe
Seaman Apprentice
Matelot
Cameroon Cameroon
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07.Cameroon Air Force-CWO.svg 06.Cameroon Air Force-WO.svg No equivalent 05.Cameroon Air Force-MSG.svg 04.Cameroon Air Force-SGT.svg 03.Cameroon Air Force-MCPL.svg 02.Cameroon Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Cameroon Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Flight sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Leading aircraftman
Soldat Première
Aircraftman
Soldat
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Cameroon Armed Forces

The Cameroon Armed Forces (French: Forces armées camerounaises (FAC)) is the official national military of the Republic of Cameroon. The armed forces number 14,200 personnel in ground, air, and naval forces. There are approximately 12,500 troops in the army across three military regions. Approximately 1,300 troops are part of the Cameroonian Navy, which is headquartered at Douala. Under 400 troops are part of the Air Force. There is an additional 9,000 paramilitary troops that serve as a gendarmerie (policing force) or reconnaissance role.The Cameroonian armed forces have bases spread all over Cameroon, including in Ngaoundéré. Air Force bases are located in Garoua, Yaoundé, Douala and Bamenda.It generally has been an apolitical force where civilian control of the military predominates. Traditional dependence on the French defense capability, although reduced, continues to be the case as French military advisers remain closely involved in preparing the Cameroonian forces for deployment to the contested Bakassi Peninsula.

"China has an ongoing military-military relationship with Cameroon, which includes training for Cameroonian military students each year in China, technical advisors to assist in repairing Cameroonian military vehicles and naval vessels, and Chinese military sales."

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