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Ghana Army Ranks and Salary Structure 2020

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Ghana Army Salary Structure | The Ghanaian Army is the pride of the Nation. Keeping Ghanaian safe from external attack has been the top priority and primary responsibility of the Ghanaian Army.  What comes to your mind when you see a soldier?  You see strength, power, skills, and integrity. You then ask yourself another question, how much do are these gallant soldiers paid monthly? Well, your questions will be answered in this article but first, let take a brief look at the history of the Ghanaian Army.

A brief history of the Ghana Army

During the Gold Coast era, the nation was under the Royal West African Frontier Force. In 1959, two years after Ghana’s independence, the Royal West African Frontier Force was withdrawn to form the Ghanaian Army. The Ghanaian Air Force, Ghanaian Navy, and Ghanaian Army together formed the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF). The Ghanaian Armed Forces affairs are being controlled by the Ghanaian Ministry of Defense and Central Defense Headquarters. The Ghanaian Ministry of Defense and Central Defense Headquarters are both located in the Federal capital, Accra.

Ghana Army Ranks Structure

Every military body in the world operates under a chain of command. The Ghana Army Rank Structure is divided into two categories.

  • The Officers are the top guns who call the shots. They are more like managers saddled with the responsibility of leading and training of enlisted soldiers. The Officers are the main influencers and planners in the Ghana Army.
  • The Enlisted officers: are military officers who are solely under the authority of an officer.

The Ghana Army Rank Structure is similar to that of her colonial master, the British Army Rank Structure.

The Ghana Army Ranks for Officers

There are officially 10 ranks for officers in the Ghanaian Army. The General is the highest ranking officer in the Ghana Army. While the Second Lieutenant is the lowest ranked officer. The list below is the list of the Ghana Army Officers Rank in descending order:

  • General – 5 Stars (Highest Officer Rank)
  • Lieutenant – 4 Stars
  • Brigadier General – 2 Stars.
  • Colonel – 1 Star
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Second Lieutenant (Lowest Officer Rank)

Ghana Army Ranks for Enlisted Officers

There are officially 9 ranks for Enlisted Officers in the Ghanaian Army. Below is the list of the Ghana Army Enlisted Officers Rank in descending order:

  • Chief warrant officer (Highest Rank)
  • Warrant officer class I.
  • Warrant officer class II.
  • Staff sergeant.
  • Sergeant.
  • Corporal.
  • Lance-corporal.
  • Private.
  • Recruit – (Lowest Rank

Ghana Army Salary Structure

The Ghanaian Army is being controlled and regulated by the Ministry of Defense and Central Defense Headquarters as mentioned earlier. These offices are also responsible for the Ghana Army salary Structure.

The Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) was implemented in the year 2010. The implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) increased the salary of the Ghanaian Army. Based on the Ghana Army Salary Structure the salary is based solely on the rank. An Officer will definitely earn more than an Enlisted Officer. The higher the level of rank, the higher the salary.  Also, the higher the level of rank, the higher the responsibility.

Disclaimer: The Ghanaian Army did not disclose the salary to the general public. But with information reaching us from a reliable source, the least ranking officer of the Ghana Army earns about GHC1000 monthly. This does not include bonuses and allowance.

Every Ghanaian Soldier is entitled to allowances and bonuses. The higher the rank, the higher the bonus taken home.

Entry Requirement for Ghana Army

In case you are interested in joining the Ghana Army. Below are the list for qualification and requirement.

For Officers Entry

  • Must be a Ghanaian citizen.
  • Must possess a good character.
  • Must not be less than 20 years and more than 25 years.
  • Must be medically fit by the standards of the Ghana Armed Force.
  • Must not be bonded.
  • Must not be married.
  • Minimum height for males is 1.68m (5ft6inches) and for females is 1.57m (5ft2inches).
  • Must have at least 6 credits in any of WASSCE or BECE which must include a credit in English and a Pass in Mathematics.

For Enlisted Officers

  • Must be a Ghanaian citizen.
  • Must possess a good character.
  • Must not be less than 20 years and more than 30-years old at the time of application`.
  • Must be medically fit by the Ghana Armed Forces
  • Must not be bonded.
  • Marriage (optional).
  • Minimum height for males is 1.68m (5ft6inches) and for females is 1.57m (5ft2inches).
  • Must have at least 6 credits in any of WASSCE or BECE which must include a credit in English and a Pass in Mathematics.

I hope this information has been helpful to you, and all your questions regarding the Ghana Armed Forces Rank and Salary Structure have been answered.

 

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