Nigerian Army: Ranks In The Nigerian Army

The official 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 Nigerian 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 consists 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 I
  2. Warrant Officer Class II
  3. Staff Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Lance-Corporal
  7. Private
  8. Recruit

These are the ranks in the Nigerian Army, be patriotic to your country by letting others know what you have learned by sharing this post. God bless Nigeria

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    Very educative and intresting too!.

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