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-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Burkina Faso
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No equivalent 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
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No equivalent 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-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

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

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Burkina Faso
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No equivalent No equivalent
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
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No equivalent No equivalent 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-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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