Parliamentary Question: Rank structure within the SANDF

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WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER: 899

Mr M H Steele (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

What is the breakdown by (a) rank and (b) gender of each specified rank within the, (i) SA Army, (ii) SA Air Force, (iii) SA Navy and (iv) SA Military Health Service? NW1039E

REPLY

The SA Army from the rank of General to Candidate Officer has thirty three thousand three and fourteen (33 314) men and seven thousand one hundred and seventeen (7117) women who occupy various ranks..

The SA Air Force from the rank of Lieutenant General to Airman has seven thousand five hundred and sixty four (7 564) men and one thousand eight hundred and seventy six (1 876) women who occupy various ranks.

The SA Navy from the rank of Vice Admiral to Seaman has five thousand and thirty (5 030) men and one thousand six hundred and four (1 604) women who occupy various ranks.



The SA Military Health Services from the rank of Lieutenant General to Candidate Officer has three thousand six hundred and thirty-nine (3 639) men and three thousand eight hundred and thirty-two (3 832) women who occupy various ranks.