Military ranks of Kenya

The Military ranks of Kenya are the military insignia used by the Kenya Defence Forces. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Kenya shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom - especially the British Army. Unlike other Commonwealth armed forces, the rank system used by the RAF and the RN is not used.

Commissioned Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Kenya
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No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Kenya
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Kenya
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No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Kenya
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Kenya
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No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Senior Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Kenya
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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