Military ranks of Sierra Leone

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The Military ranks of Sierra Leone are the military insignia used by the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces. Being a former British colony,[1] Sierra Leone shares a rank structure similar to that of United Kingdom. While possessing an air force, the status of its equipment is unknown, but the aircraft are not operable.[2]

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army and navy respectively.

Rank group National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Sierra Leone Army
None Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Sierra Leone Navy
None British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg Turkey-Navy-OF-1c.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy OF-1a.svg
Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman


Rank group National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

Enlisted[edit]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army and navy respectively.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Sierra Leone Army
Blank.svg Sierra Leone-Army-OR-8.svg Blank.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Leone". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Sierra Leonean military aviation OrBat Archived 2014-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.