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Ghana Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 14. Officer Ranks and Insignia, 1994


    Figure 15. Enlisted Ranks and Insignia, 1994

    Each component service has its own distinctive uniforms and insignia. At independence Ghana opted to retain the British order of military ranks and corresponding insignia. In the 1990s, Ghanaian ranks are still identical with British ranks and insignia except that Ghana has substituted a black star or the Ghanaian coat of arms for the British crown on appropriate insignia (see fig. 14, Officer Ranks and Insignia, 1994, and fig. 15, Enlisted Ranks and Insignia, 1994).

    Officers in the army, air force, and navy and enlisted men in the army and air force wear their insignia on the shoulder. Naval enlisted men wear their insignia as cap badges except for leading seamen and first and second class petty officers, who wear cap badges and shoulder insignia. Field uniforms of the army are olive green, those of the navy are dark blue, and those of the air force are light blue. Service caps are identical with British service caps.

    Data as of November 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana Uniforms, Ranks, and Insignia should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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