The Military of Ghana consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Police Force, Palace Guard, and Civil Defence, with the lowest ratio of active troops per thousand citizens in the world standing at 0.33. Ghana’s modern military was formed after independence in 1957. The Ghanaian military is primarily composed of the army, which forms the pre-eminent service, more important than that of the air force or navy. Pesonnel: Army: 5000 personnel, Navy: 1000 personnel, Air Force: 1000. The Ghanaian military is recognised as one of the most professional and up-to-date armed forces in West Africa. Ghana military personnel are also stationed around the world on international peace keeping missions.