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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.

OfficersEdit

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
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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-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

EnlistedEdit

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
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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-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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