Nigerian Army Ranks: Ranks in the Nigerian Army

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Whether you’re interested in joining the Nigerian Army or not, it’s important to know the various ranks in the Nigerian Army. If that’s your goal, then you’re just on the right page.

The lists below show how the Nigerian Army ranks its commissioned and non-commissioned officers.

Nigerian Army Ranks for commissioned officers

There are 11 ranks in the Nigerian Army for commissioned officers. They are listed below:

  1. Field Marshal (5-Star General) — 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 — lowest rank

Nigerian Army Ranks for non-commissioned officers

There are 8 ranks in the Nigerian Army for non-commissioned officers. They are listed below

  1. Warrant Officer Class I
  2. Warrant Officer Class II
  3. Staff Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Lance-corporal
  7. Private
  8. Recruit

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