Military ranks of the Armed Forces of Gabon

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The rank insignia of the Armed Forces of Gabon are worn on jackets and shoulder epaulettes. Being a former colony of France, the Armed Forces of Gabon share a rank structure similar to that of France. However, unlike those of France, it has additional field officer and junior officer ranks.

Coat of arms of Gabon.svg

Generals[edit]

Gabonese Armed Forces
Land Force Air Force Navy
Rank Name Rank Name Rank Name
23.GLF-GEN.svg General 23.GAF-GEN.svg General 23.GN-ADM.svg Admiral
Général d´armée Général d´armée Amiral
22.GLF-LG.svg Lieutenant General 22.GAF-LG.svg Lieutenant General 22.GN-VADM.svg Squadron vice-admiral
Général de corps d´armée Général de corps d´armée Vice-amiral d´escadre
21.GLF-MG.svg Major General 21.GAF-MG.svg Major General 21.GN-RADM.svg Vice Admiral
Général de division Général de division Vice-amiral
20.GLF-BG.svg Brigadier General 20.GAF-BG.svg Brigadier General 20.GN-CMDRE.svg Counter Admiral
Général de brigade Général de brigade Contre-amiral

Senior Officers[edit]

Gabonese Armed Forces
Land Force Air Force Navy
Rank Name Rank Name Rank Name
19.GLF-1COL.svg 1st Colonel 19.GAF-1COL.svg 1st Colonel 19.GN-CAPTFC.svg Ship-of-the-line captain, 1st class
Colonel Major Colonel Major Capitaine de vaisseau major
18.GLF-COL.svg Colonel 18.GAF-COL.svg Colonel 18.GN-CAPT.svg Ship-of-the-line captain
Colonel Colonel Capitaine de vaisseau
17.GLF-1LTC.svg Senior Lieutenant Colonel 17.GAF-1LTC.svg Senior Lieutenant Colonel 17.GN-CMDRFC.svg Frigate Captain (senior)
Lieutenant-colonel Major Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine de fregate major
16.GLF-LTC.svg Lieutenant colonel 16.GAF-LTC.svg Lieutenant colonel 16.GN-CMDR.svg Frigate Captain
Lieutenant colonel Lieutenant colonel Capitaine de fregate
15.GLF-1MAJ.svg 1st Major 15.GAF-1MAJ.svg 1st Major 15.GN-LTCMFC.svg Corvette Captain (senior)
Commandant major Commandant major Capitaine de corvette major
14.GLF-MAJ.svg Major 14.GAF-MAJ.svg Major 14.GN-LTCM.svg Corvette Captain
Commandant Commandant Capitaine de corvette

Junior Officers[edit]

Gabonese Armed Forces
Land Force Air Force Navy
Rank Name Rank Name Rank Name
13.GLF-1CPT.svg 1st Captain 13.GAF-1CPT.svg 1st Captain 13.GN-LTFC.svg Ship-of-the-line lieutenant (senior)
Capitaine major Capitaine major Lieutenant de vaisseau
12.GLF-CPT.svg Captain 12.GAF-CPT.svg Captain 12.GN-LT.svg Ship-of-the-line lieutenant
Capitaine Capitaine Lieutenant de vaisseau
11.GLF-1LT.svg 1st Lieutenant 11.GAF-1LT.svg 1st Lieutenant 11.GN-SLTFC.svg Ship-of-the-line ensign, 1st class (senior)
Lieutenant Major Lieutenant Major Enseigne de vaisseau 1re classe major
10.GLF-LT.svg Lieutenant 10.GAF-LT.svg Lieutenant 10.GN-SLT.svg Ship-of-the-line ensign, 1st class
Lieutenant Lieutenant Enseigne de vaisseau 1re classe
09.GLF-2LT.svg 2nd Lieutenant 09.GAF-2LT.svg 2nd Lieutenant 09.GN-ENS.svg Ship-of-the-line ensign, 2nd class
Sous-lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Enseigne de vaisseau 2e classe

Warrant Officers[edit]

Gabonese Armed Forces
Land Force Air Force Navy
Rank Name Rank Name Rank Name
08.GLF-CWO.svg Chief Warrant Officer 08.GAF-CWO.svg Chief Warrant Officer 08.GN-MCPOFC.svg Master Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
Adjudant-chef Major Adjudant-chef Major Maitre-principal major
07.GLF-WO1.svg Warrant Officer I 07.GAF-WO1.svg Warrant Officer I 07.GN-MCPO.svg Master Chief Petty Officer
Adjudant-chef Adjudant-chef Maitre-principal
06.GLF-WO2.svg Warrant Officer II 06.GAF-WO2.svg Warrant Officer II 06.GN-SCPO.svg Senior Chief Petty Officer
Adjudant Adjudant Premier maitre

Enlisted[edit]

Gabonese Armed Forces
Land Force Air Force Navy
Rank Name Rank Name Rank Name
05.GLF-SGM.svg Sergeant Major 05.GAF-SGM.svg Sergeant Major 05.GN-CPO.svg Chief Petty Officer
Sergent-chef Sergent-chef Maitre
04.GLF-SGT.svg Sergeant 04.GAF-SGT.svg Sergeant 04.GN-PO1.svg Petty Officer 1st Class
Sergent Sergent Second maitre
03.GLF-CPL.svg Corporal 03.GAF-CPL.svg Corporal 03.GN-PO2.svg Petty Officer 2nd Class
Caporal-chef Caporal-chef Quartier-maitre se 1ere classe
02.GLF-LCPL.svg Lance Corporal 02.GAF-LCPL.svg Lance Corporal 02.GN-PO3.svg Petty Officer 3rd Class
Caporal Caporal Quartier-maitre se 2eme classe
01.GLF-PFC.svg Private 1st Class 01.GAF-PFC.svg Private 1st Class 01.GN-SFC.svg Seaman 1st Class
Soldat Première Soldat Première Matelot brevet
00.GLF-PVT.svg Private 00.GAF-PVT.svg Private 00.GN-SMN.svg Seaman
Soldat Soldat Matelot

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