All Ranks In Nigerian Army And How To Identify Them

The Nigerian Army is a big part of the nation. It’s primary objective and function is to defend the nation against external aggression, that is, to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity. As a result, it is very important to know thw ranks in Nigerian Army. Apart from knowing the ranks, it is also important to know how to be able to identify them. These are what we will show you here below.

The ranks in Nigerian Army is classified into two: those in the commissioned category and those in the non-commissioned category. However, we will combine both. we will start from the least to the highest rank which is Field Marshall. No Nigerian soldier has ever attained the highest rank in the Nigerian Army: Field Marshall.

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All Ranks In Nigerian Army And How To Identify Them

Here is the ranks in nigerian army and tips on how you can identify them.

S/NRankIdentification
1Lance CorporalA Lance Corporal can be identified by a “V” mark badge on the uniform.
2CorporalA soldier of this rank can be identified by the “double V” badge on the uniform.
3SergeantTo identify a Sergeant, look out for the “triple V” marked badge on the uniform.
4Staff SergeantStaff Sergeant can be identified by “a golden eagle above the triple V” marked badge on the uniform.
5Warrant OfficerA Warrant Officer can be identified by the “golden eagle surrounded by golden crown made of olive leaves” marked badge on the uniform.
6Master Warrant Officer Also known as Master SergeantThey can be identified by an insignia which has the “Nigerian coat of arm.
7Second LieutenantThe insignia designated to this rank is a single “six-pointed star”, the star seen in the Nigerian Army emblem.
8First LieutenantYou can identify a First Lieutenant, by looking out for the “vertically aligned two six-pointed stars” marked badge on the uniform.
9CaptainThe insignia of a Captain is made up of three six-pointed stars which are vertically aligned.
10MajorThey can be identified by a “silver eagle” marked on the badge of their uniform.
11Lieutenant ColonelThe insignia for this rank is made up of one silver eagle above a vertically aligned six-pointed star below.
12ColonelThe insignia for Colonel is one silver eagle above a vertically aligned two six-pointed stars.
13BrigadierThe insignia of a brigadier is made up of one silver eagle and six-pointed stars arranged in a triangular form.
14Major GeneralThe symbol of Major General is made up of a golden eagle and a cross of sword and baton
15Lieutenant GeneralIts symbol is composed of all elements making up the symbol of Major General, and a golden six-pointed star.
16GeneralA General is identified by a silver eagle, two golden six-pointed stars and a cross of sword and baton.
17Field MarshalThe insignia of Field Marshal is made up of a golden eagle and a cross of sword and baton surrounded by two branches.

Source: pulse.ng

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