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Ranks In The Nigerian Military: Army, Navy And Airforce.

The Nigerian Military like any other military bodies in the world have ranks and hierarchy, that helps in the leadership structure of the military and its operations. The Nigerian military is basically divided into three : The Nigerian Army, The Nigerian Airforce and the Nigerian Navy.

The Nigerian Army is responsible trainning, equipping and managing any combat operations on land.

The Nigerian Navy is responsible for combat at the sea.

The Nigerian Army provides aeriel view for the ground and sea forces. It is responsble for air related  missions and combat.

 

Here is the ranks in the Various military set up in Nigeria.

 

RANKS IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY

The ranks in the Nigerian Army is based on two categories: the Commissioned officers and the non commissioned officers.

For those who would love to have a career in the Army, these ranks are important for you to note as you might be required to state them during your interview at the Nigerian Defence Academy or Nigerian Military School.

Below are the ranks for both commissioned and non commissioned officers in the Nigerian Army.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Commissioned officers consist of 11 ranks in the Nigerian Army and they are :

1. Field Marshal (5 star general and the highest rank in the Nigerian Army)
2. General (4 star general)
3. Lieutenant General (3 star general)
4. Major General (2 star general)
5. Brigadier General (1 star general)
6. Colonel
7. Lieutenant Colonel
8. Major
9. Captain
10. Lieutenant
11. Second Lieutenant.

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Non Commissioned officers consists of 8 ranks in the Nigerian Army and they are :

1. Warrant Officer Class 1
2. Warrant Officer Class 11
3. Staff Sergeant
4. Sergeant
5. Corporal
6. Lance Corporal
7. Private
8. Recruit

 

RANKS IN THE NIGERIAN NAVY

The ranks in the Nigerian Navy is based on two categories: the commissioned officers and the non commissioned officers.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Commissioned officers consist of 12 ranks in the Nigerian Navy and they are

1. Admiral of the Fleet
2. Admiral
3. Vice Admiral
4. Rear Admiral
5. Commodore
6. Captain
7. Commander.
8. Lieutenant Commander
9. Lieutenant
10. Sub-Lieutenant
11. Acting Sub-Lieutenant
12. Midshipman

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Non Commissioned officers consists of 7 ranks in the Nigerian Navy and they are :

1. Warrant Chief Petty Officer.
2. Chief Petty Officer.
3. Petty Officer.
4. Leading Rating.
5. Able Rating (Seaman)
6. Ordinary Rating(Seaman)
7. Trainee.

 

RANKS IN THE NIGERIAN AIRFORCE

Just like the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy,
The ranks in the Nigerian Airforce is also based on two categories: the commissioned officers and the non commissioned officers.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Commissioned officers consist of 11 ranks in the Nigerian Airforce and they are :

1. Marshal of the Nigerian Airforce.
2. Air Chief Marshal
3. Air Marshal
4. Air Vice Marshal
5. Air Commodore
6. Group Captain
7. Wing Commander
8. Squadron Leader
9. Flight Lieutenant
10. Flying Officer
11. Pilot Officer

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Non Commissioned officers consists of 9 ranks in the Nigerian Navy and they are :

1. Air Warrant Officer
2. Master Warrant Officer
3. Warrant Officer
4. Flight Sergeant
5. Sergeant
6. Corporal
7. Lance Corporal
8. Aircraftman
9. Recruit

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