Military ranks of Nigeria

The Military ranks of Nigeria are the military insignia used by the Nigerian Armed Forces. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Nigeria shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.

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
Nigeria
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent
Admiral of the
Fleet
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub
lieutenant
Midshipman
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
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
Nigeria
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No equivalent No insignia
Army Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
No insignia
Navy Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Air Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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