Military ranks of Burkina Faso

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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[edit]

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.svg 17. Burkina Faso Army - LG.svg 16. Burkina Faso Army - MG.svg 15. Burkina Faso Army - BG.svg 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.svg 17.Burkina Faso Air Force-LG.svg 16.Burkina Faso Air Force-MG.svg 15.Burkina Faso Air Force-BG.svg 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[edit]

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

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