List of Military Barracks in Ghana

Military barracks in Ghana are residential areas that serve as exclusive residences for the military, including its branches. The idea of housing military personnel in one environment was started to promote military culture, improve discipline, and help military personnel maintain focus away from the busy and fast pace of civilian life. It is also to improve the safety and security of military personnel.

List of military barracks in Ghana

Before we get into the details of the list of military barracks in Ghana, let us give you a brief history of the Ghanaian military.

A Brief History of the Ghanian Military

The Ghanian military, known as the Ghanian Armed Forces (GAF), is a trio-military institution consisting of the Army, Navy, and Airforce. The Ghanian military has a history dating back to pre-independence Ghana.

However, it was in 1950 that the indigenous military of Ghana, codenamed the Gold Coast Regiment, was formed. This paved the way for what we know as the Ghanian Army today.

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are Ghana’s unified armed forces, comprising the Army (GA), the Navy (GN), and the Ghana Air Force. The President of Ghana is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, as well as the supreme military commander of the Border Guard Unit (BGU).

List of military barracks in Ghana

In all, Ghana has a total of 9 military barracks at the time of writing this post. Below are the Ghanian Military Barracks.

Inf BN, Arakan Barracks, Burma Camp;

The Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence are headquartered at Burma Camp. Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana is the location of the camp. It retains the reputation and fear associated with earlier Ghanaian military administrations when citizens who entered the camp were at risk of not resurfacing. It was the scene of combat during the coup that installed Jerry Rawlings in the office in June 1979. On March 5, 1957, the museum officially opened. Burma Camp contains twenty-four (24) schools with a total enrollment of 14,712 students.

Inf BN, Michel Camp, Tema;

Michel Camp is the home of the Ghana Army’s First Battalion of Infantry. It is located in Tema, Ghana’s Greater Accra Region. The First Battalion, along with the Second and Fifth Infantry Battalions, comprises the Ghana Army’s Southern Command.

Inf BN, Myohaung Barracks, Takoradi;

This barrack is located in the Takoradi area and houses the Ghanian Airforce.

Wajir Barracks, Teshie

Wajir Barracks is located in the Teshie district of the Greater Accra region. The Ghanian military training school is located here.

Other Ghanian Military Barracks include:

64 Infantry Regt-Gondar Barracks,

66 Arty Regt-Volta Barracks Ho, Armd Recce Regt,

Gondar Barracks,

48 Engr. Regt.

How to Become a Member of the Ghana Armed Forces

Before seeking to be an officer in the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), several prerequisites must be met. As such, we’ll examine the Ghana Armed Forces’ general recruitment requirements for officers, recruits, and special medical intake.

General Requirements for Officer Cadets in the GAF

A qualified applicant should:

be a naturalized Ghanaian citizen.

Have a good moral character.

Regular commission and short-service commission applicants must be at least 20 years old and a maximum of 26 years.

be medically fit as defined by the Ghana Armed Forces.

Avoid being bound.

Not be married (for regular officer candidates only).

Males must be at least 1.68m (5’6″) tall, while females must be at least 1.60m (5’4″) tall.

For Military Police applicants exclusively, the minimum height requirement is 1.75m (5′ 9″) for males and 1.70m (5′ 7″) for ladies.

General Requirements for GAF Recruitment for Special Medical Intake

A qualified applicant should:

be a naturalized Ghanaian citizen.

Have a good moral character.

Medical specialists must have a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 40 years of experience; medical/dental officers must have a minimum of 35 years; nurses must have a minimum of 33 years, and paramedical workers must have a minimum of 30 years.

be medically fit in accordance with the Ghana Armed Forces standards.

Avoid being bound.

Males must be at least 1.68m (5′ 6″) tall, and ladies must be at least 1.57m (5′ 2″) tall.

General Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

BECE. must have a minimum of six (6) BECE passes, including English and mathematics.

Six credits (At least C6) at WASSCE, including Core English, Core Mathematics, and Core Science.

Six credits (at least D) in SSSCE Core English, Core Mathematics, and Core Science.

Five credits (Not fewer than 6) GCE ‘O’ Level courses, including English, Mathematics, and Science, and not less than a D in three GCE ‘A-Level subjects.