Nigerian Air Force Ranks: Ranks in the Nigerian Airforce


If you’re looking to know how the Nigerian Air Force ranks its commissioned and non-commissioned officers, then this page is for you. Find the list on ranks in the Nigerian Airforce below:

Nigerian Air Force Ranks for commissioned officers

There are 11 ranks in the Nigerian Airforce for non-commissioned officers. They are listed below:

  1. Marshal of the Nigerian Air Force
  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
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Nigerian Air Force Ranks for non-commissioned officers

There are 9 ranks in the Nigerian Airforce for non-commissioned officers. They are listed below:

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

    Am Lekan by name. Pls can I apply with my NCE result? Which rank would I start if I apply with that?

  2. idiris benzema

    when Nigeria airforce form go come out next year

  3. Ridwan

    Hello, pls is it all 2017 applicants that will go to recruitment center or they will send message to our Email? Pls help

  4. Oyelakin Afeez

    Pls admin, i applied for the naf dis year 2017 and i picked nd stats but i studied accountancy. Pls am i still qualify. Pls i need your advice i love the force and am willing to sacrifice my best for it

  5. yilshap david yakubu

    I don have any body in the high rank of nigerian airforce to support my effort but i am trusting God that my name will also be among the victorious ones. There great nigerians lets us not lay our faith on humans but our faith should be on God.Thanks.

  6. nasiru sulaiman

    aslm, hello all nigerian air force staff. thanks for listen. my name is nasiru sulaiman from bauchi state indigen of misau local goverment area, i want to be one the nigerian air force but i have no godfather pls ineed your prayer because i don’t have like god father in, I have four 4 credits includin maths and government but my English pepar is pass E8 so my requirement is not complete pls nd pls anybody help me. but this time around am not apply again because am not getting English if anybody help me to joining NAF without English my phone number is 07065310703.

    1. anonymous

      thank God that you have a clear site of your problem.

  7. ibrahim abdulsalam

    pls i want to apply forairforce recruitment i hav all the required items bt my height is nt up to par bcoz my height is 1.61m can i be chosen

  8. Joshua

    Sir/Ma, please can someone with BSC Business Administration apply for NAF and what can he/she apply for?

  9. Buchi

    Please when is the DSSC Nigeria airforce for 2016/2017 form will be out?. 07037771741

  10. p kufre

    I hold Bsc international relations,if i join the NAF what rank am i intitle to.

  11. Joseph

    Plz when will NAF recuit form be out next year?

  12. pius

    hello i want to know when Nigerian Air Force the first Bach is coming for Training?

  13. Paul

    Hello naf men and women! God has done it for me. My name is among the successful candidate in this 2016/2017 recruiting interview, pls what date is the interview, because there previous date have been postpone. Thanks.

  14. Paul

    Hello naf men and women! God has done it for me. My is among the successful candidate in this 2016/2017 recruiting interview, pls what date is the interview, because there previous date have been postpone. Thanks.

  15. kunle Afolayan

    hi NAF, good to be here… please what day is Lagos screening exercise? just learnt different states with different dates

    1. Bela

      All d state are starting the same time. 1st may – 10 may


    My name is akinlolu apply for NAF my center is Ipetu Ijesa, pls feed me wt any inftn regard dssc screening and test and more so i hv not get any text msge, hw abt u. Jesus wil neva fail us IJN We shall all be among IJN.

  17. yomexwhizzy

    can NCE holder mathematics/physics student apply for NAF dssc

    1. ogbonna kevin

      no, go 4 air trade men/women

  18. yomexwhizzy

    pls can someone with NCE holder mathematics/physics student apply for NAF dssc

  19. yomexwhizzy

    pls can NCE holder mathematics/physics student apply for NAF dssc??????????????????

  20. Warkani Marcus Yakubu

    Hi. am Warkani Marcus Yakubu from Borno state. i applied for the DSSC programme in NAF my exam centre is NAF BASE KADUNA. Any communication channel is welcomed. if any one has ideas on how the questions are fixed or has a copy to snap and paste in the page i will be very grateful.

  21. obaegbu ikechukwu Paulinus

    I wish everyone success in NAF screening exercise that’s coming up on 1 to 10 may 2016 for DSSC I pray that God will see us true out the exercise. my ikechukwu from IMO for ENUGU centre. thanks see dare my number 08117899144.

  22. Adeleye oluwaseun

    Pls wat can i do?cos i mistakely chose another state of origin and LG

  23. okonkwo tochukwu e

    Pls is it true that we will be sent a text for the dssc airforce exam

  24. Obafemi Ajayi

    Any body who choose ilorin for d zonal apptitude test shld cal me on08138626539 Obafemi Ajayi so we can treat d questns together it consists of math eng lang n gen.knowledge

  25. Usman

    Ma Name is Usman… plz wen is the exams for bsc and HND holders….. 07067796056

  26. philip

    God see us through this zonal screening i am looking on to You and i belive that You Will never fail me.. I will be there in Jesus name


    Innocent is my name from Benue state but my test center is at Sam ethnan ikeja airforce base lagos,please anyone wit useful information should contact me through 0703709225 or add me on whatapps to discuss on how to succeed in d upcoming exercise.I pray d almighty God grant us success as we dream to serves our father land.THANKS


    Innocent is my name from benue state but my test centre is at Sam ethnan Ikeja airforce base lagos.pls any one wit useful information should contact me through 07037409225 or add me on whatapps let share more idea on hw to succeed in d up coming exercise. I pray d almighty God grant us favour as we dream of success in life and to serve our Father land.THANKS

  29. Temitope oluwafemi fasetire

    d exam is coming up on d 11 to 29 of Apri 2016


    let us keep believing God for who he is, it is he who can see us through. I’m praying for the air force applicant even to those of our air force high rank that God should keep each and everyone of us alive till that day of the exam. I love you all. Let us fight for our mother land now and for ever. My NAME IS EZEKIEL KEBORDIH FROM EDO STATE.

  31. Ugoh

    Hello Mr good am also an applicat of naf i need some one who is into de system to help me

  32. Okonkwo Emmanuel Agoziem

    Hello admin, please the cafe attendant made several mistakes while filling my form online, used my school statement of result in three cases, the area for my birth certificate, school certificate and eventually choose Radar Engineering instead of Works that i instructed her to choose, all this happened due to her selfie interest to be fast and register all the candidates in that particular area, we tried to edit the form when i noticed all of this and we couldn’t. Please i really want to be in NAF, my center for the exercise is Rivers State, May GOD help me have my name shortlisted by his Grace. Pls add my number on the group chat as well.. 08060103206


    My name is OMOTAN-IBAJE i also apply 4d airforece army pls i have not recieved any message for me 2 knw d time dat d exam will commence my center is at ILORIN. Pls help o

    1. Mbonu Favour

      Hello oluwole whatsap me 08067864707for me to add you up in our group chat for infor

  34. Rasheed Odunlami

    hello my name is rasheed pls i want to be a member of NAF

  35. Shedrack peter

    Sir’ im shedrack peter from adamawa i love nigerian airforce than all things in d world pls i need ur help i have 9 cridet in my ssce.08082764073

  36. Heke David Tersoo

    Applicants are to use the printed acknoledgment slip to make payment at any of the designated banks? United bank for Africa, Sterling bank etc. Is dat true? Pls i need your answers, pls

    1. APEX


  37. ikenna Emmanuel

    When is the zonal recruitment exercises date

  38. Adams Alfred

    My local govt chairnan does not peste his pasport on my L.G attestation form but his sign nd stamp is there pls i dnt knw if i going 2b a problem during d exercise.& where will i focus as area of study to prepare me for the screening and test

    1. Ibrahim musa

      Browse his image and wash it has passport and put it urseft as fa he his d 1 dat sign and stamp if nt u wil get problem in screnin

      1. Oche

        Seriously, the person who signed my attestation card said he doesn’t have a drivers licence or a travelling ID. but his passport photograph and letter of attestation of good character is attached. can that be a problem in my screening?

    2. lassa

      Dat wil nt b a problem, jst try n get a copy of his drivers lnces

    3. sunny

      His passport is important. Don’t take things for granted sir.

    4. Bela

      I wish us all succes.

  39. Danladi Victor

    I pledge to Nigeria my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest………..2016 applicant

  40. Jerewilly

    Na waoo shuu una too get okpolo meaning big eyes abeg. make una reduce am.

  41. Samson Mungo-Park

    Hy guys may God help us all. And let us all be our brothers keepers share what you kow with the person that didn’t know. Jah help us all keep praying.

  42. Adeyeye Oluwasegun J

    My name z Adeyeye Oluwasegun J; i jst want to knw d date of NAF’S screening exercise for 2016 Session. God bles U Sir/Ma


    Slm i’m muhammed muazu saidy by name i have apply 4 naf in jos but my indigen was Damboa LG Borno state pls i just want sum bdy 2 help me haw the recuruitment test will be (date&guide lines).MAY ALLAH HELP US.

  44. Umar Sabiu Isa

    Pls… I want to kno more about the zonal screaning, is that going to be the exams? Or the exams is different from the zonal screaning? Thanks!

    1. Yaqub sabiu

      according to one of my brother in the nigerian army as i asked him about that which he said the date is for both exam and zonal exercise. Thanks.

    2. sunny

      The screening is different from the Exams. Screening has to do with your credentials whether they are genuine or not. Your height , health and other stuffs. The Exams will come afterworth .

  45. Yarima

    Oh! You our masters of nigerian airforce .i mohammed Abubakar applied for this 2016 recruitment ,.therefore, may you help me . I have applied with my NCE result and studied Geography/Islamic studies and also i have Upper Credit for my result ,pls which rank would i occupy using this documents..thanks

    1. Enddie Ifada Orhyno


  46. segun yekaghe

    May God help us

  47. umar a habib

    hello all NAF officer, my name is umar a Habib from yobe state potiskum local govt I need to joining air force with my ssce result I have just gotten 9 credit and how can I going to joining it I need your assisting thanks?

    1. Hello Umar,
      You can find the Nigerian Airforce Recruitment details here:

  48. Adam Yahya Yakubu

    Is driver’s licence of d attestation officer among d mandatory requirement in the screening ?

  49. Yunusa aliyu

    I by name yunusa aliyu i want to be a naf but there is no specification for degree or hnd.and still i apply with my nd will i be able to fix my hnd when doin last comfamation may god help thanks.

  50. Kingsley

    And pls let’s create a group in Facebook or whatsapp

    1. Abutalib

      add me on watsapp with 07062603453 I also took the form dis yr an have b preparing for d xam whc will b coming up soon. I have also bin looking for a way to get in touch with any applicant bt couldnt, my center for the exercise was “Ikeja” in Lagos and I based in Ibadan

      1. Olowolayemo

        My exam centre is in lagos

      2. Ibrahim

        My center is also in lagos….08131015888

      3. Adigun

        The screening as had just started on monday but required state by state.kwara and kogi tomorrow,Lagos on friday, only candidate that choose lagos alone.

    2. Funky

      Yes that will b good, let’s make it on whatsapp

    3. Funky

      Add me with my number 08104444317 on whatsapp

  51. Kingsley

    How much is their salary


    IS nice hearing every1 saying his or her opinion about NAF, best of it all is for God to choose d best of all to us…. NAF, I shall b there in Shaa Allah

  53. Shakiru dauda

    Help me

  54. akinbohun oluwaaeunjohn

    I like to join Airforce because of my life is very important to me sir help me

  55. Shakiru dauda

    What i dont understand is, in the form they give me, i see LETTER OF ATTESTATION OF GOOD CHARACTER… can i doe that?



  56. Shakiru dauda

    My advice too everyone, dont joing NAF becuse of money, join it becuse u willing to serve ur father land and have pure mind to other…….i pray in God name……i want my name should out in shortlist

  57. Shakiru dauda

    Am also among of the applicant dis year, i apply for NAF nobody know wat God know………all applicants should keep praying, Nah only God can help

  58. Faisal Ali

    I really want to join naf not because of money but just because i want to serve my father’s land with all my power

  59. chisingali samuel c

    i’m chisingali can somebody who known tell me ND Mechanical what will be my rank

  60. Arinze Afunanya

    hi pals…am Arinze Afunanya from Anambra i registered for NAF 2016 recruitment plsi need ur prayers bcs i dnt av anything like godfather but i have God father in haven i knw he ll shortlist my name for sure …….my question here is hw ll i be notify for de screening reply pls

  61. Jakes

    Will there be any message before the zonal exams?

  62. perpetual Akpa

    Am perpetual i study banking and finance at ibadan polytechnic with HND holder can i apply for Dssc in nigeria airforce. Thanks

  63. Sulaiman Abubakar Dabai

    Hello admin my name is sulaiman abubakar dabai, my question is I just want know how can I joining the nigerian air force base kaduna college of air force I have my SSCE result now I have seven credit in my result please I your help. thanks….

  64. james

    if it is your will let me be among the force… winners never quit…

  65. Israel

    Does NAF trade men/women rank wit d non commission, and how much is their salary too?


    I am by name Abdulmuminu Bello, i hv seven credict including maths an english. I hav intrast to join NAF, i dnt hav any body who can help me, except GOD, plz any body that can gv his assist i need, i am ready to pay any amount. Here is my phone Number 07064444420.may GOD HELP US AMEEN

  67. kenneth

    am applying for naf with my OND qualification in electrical engineering.pls wat ranks exactly will i fall on and was the salary ratings thanks kenneth

  68. Izekor osahen bright

    I am izekor osahen bright I want to apply NAF can I use my ssce result

    1. Bright,
      Yes you can

  69. Sa'adan.

    I’m sa’adan yakubu yusuf from plateau state, I want’s to apply airforce through recruitment, I need your prayers. thank you.

  70. Victor winner augustine

    Hello to all NAF officer..i want to be one of the nigerian airforce and i have obtain the form twice and my name was not among the shortlisted,and have obtain it again this year coz i wish to be one of the nigerian airforce,becous i love the i beg all the NAF officer to help me to be among the force this year(victor winner augustine)

  71. Jefferson

    Hello admin. Thanks for the listings. I just want to know how the Nigeria Airforce does its rankings and how to join. I have just my SSCE result for now, can i join with this result? If yes which level would i start from and how will the progress be like? I just have interest in joining the Military. I know this is alot, but i need your help. Thanks…….. Jefferson

    1. flow

      you will be among the non commisioned. I.e recruit

      1. okutubodammy

        how can recruit get to commissioned

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