Explore the Ghana Armed Forces Training Allowances, Salary, and Ranks here.
The Ghana Army comprises ten officer ranks, with the General representing the highest position and the Second Lieutenant being the lowest.
- General – ★★★★★ [5 Stars]
- Lieutenant General – ★★★★ [4 Stars]
- Major General – ★★★ [3 Stars]
- Brigadier General – ★★ [2 Stars]
- Colonel – ★ [1 Star]
- Lieutenant Colonel
- Second Lieutenant – [Lowest Rank]
Enlisted Officer Ranks
- Chief Warrant Officer
- Warrant Officer Class I
- Warrant Officer Class II
- Staff Sergeant
- Recruit – [Lowest Rank]
Becoming a Soldier in Ghana
To join the Ghana Army, follow these steps:
- Apply during general enlistment announcements. Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment Forms Out, Apply
- Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
- Possess good character.
- Age requirements: 20 to 25 years for Regular Commission, and up to 30 years for Short Service Commission. For the Medical Corps, specific age limits apply.
- Meet the medical fitness standards set by the Ghana Armed Forces.
- Not be bonded.
- Unmarried (for Regular Officer Candidates only).
- Minimum height requirement: 1.68m (5’6’’) for males, 1.60m (5’ 4”) for females.
- Educational qualifications:
- Six credits (not less than six) in BECE, including English and Mathematics.
- Six credits (not less than C6) in WASSCE, including English and Mathematics.
- Six credits (not less than D) in SSCE, including Core English and Mathematics.
- Five credits (not less than 6) in GCE ‘O’ Level, including English and Mathematics.
- GCE ‘A’ Level applicants must have credits in all three subjects (not less than D) and general papers.
- Degree applicants must have a first degree not below Second Class Lower from a recognized tertiary institution.
Ghana Armed Force Training Allowance,
Officers under training earn the Training allowance. Unconfirmed sources suggest the allowance is around Ghc 1,500 to Ghc 2,000.
Ghana Army Salary Structure
The Ghana Army’s salary structure follows the single-spine salary structure. Single Spine Salary Structure for Public Sector Workers Calculation in Ghana, While specific figures are not public, research indicates that the lowest-ranking officer earns around 2,000 GHC per month.
Allowances and incentives are provided, with higher-ranking officers receiving more.
The highest allowances are reduced for the most senior officers.
The salary for a private starts at GHc10,900.00 per month, increasing to GHc12,000.00 for an E2 private.
A private first class with an E3 designation starts at GHc12,000.00 per month, rising to GHc12,600.00 after two years. Officers selected for peacekeeping missions earn additional income.
Information is for informative purposes only.