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The Chadian National Gendarmerie (Arabic: قوات الدرك الوطني التشادي) is the branch of the Military of Chad in charge of judicial policing, administrative policing, and military policing. Created by decree of August 17, 1961 No. 2 following the independence of Chad, it was directly inspired by the French National Gendarmerie.[1] In 2014, it had 8,500 soldiers.[1]



Rank group General / flag officers Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Chadian National Gendarmerie
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Chadian National Gendarmerie
Sergent-major Sergent-chef Sergeant Corporal Private first class Private (rank)


  1. ^ a b "Gendarmerie nationale tchadienne" [Chadian National Gendarmerie]. (in French). Archived from the original on 20 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2020.