The national territory is subdivided into 3 military regions (Quagandougou, Bobo Dioulasso and Kaya) and 2 air regions (Quagandougou and Bobo Dioulasso). There is no conscription, all volunteer force. Total active manpower is 12,000 military personnel and Gendarmerie under the control of the General staff.
The Land Forces of Burkina Faso are composed with 7,800 soldiers with the structure:
5 infantry regiments, 1 paratroop regiment, 1 armoured battalion, 1 engineer battalion, 1 commando battalion 1 independent artillery unit.