Botswana military ranks and insignia

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The Botswana Ground Force and the Botswana Air Force maintain the same rank system,[1] which is loosely based on British or Commonwealth ranks systems. In an unusual arrangement, warrant officers in the BGF are considered to be enlisted, and rank with NCOs.

Enlisted[edit]

  • Recruit
  • Private
  • Lance corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Staff sergeant
  • Warrant officer II
  • Warrant officer I
  • Regiment/battalion sergeant major
  • Brigade sergeant major
  • Major command sergeant major
  • Force sergeant major

Officers[edit]

  • Officer cadet
  • Junior under officer
  • Under officer
  • Senior under officer
  • Second lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lieutenant colonel
  • Colonel
  • Brigadier
  • Major general
  • Lieutenant general

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranks". Government of Botswana. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.