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Nigerian Army Ranks and Salary 2024/2025 | See Ranks and Symbols

Nigerian Army ranks and salary 2024. This post will show you all the ranks in the Nigerian army and their symbols.

Do you want to know more about the ranks in the Nigerian Army? If yes, kindly read this post to the end in order to grasp everything you need to know about the current Nigerian Army ranks and stars.

You will be provided with the Nigerian Army ranks badges picture to help you understand the Nigerian army ranks symbols.

Nigerian Army Ranks

1. Field Marshal

Field marshal (FM) is a very senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer ranks. It is the highest rank in an army.

It is considered as a five-star rank (OF-10) in modern-day armed forces in many countries.

Promotion to the rank of field marshal in many countries historically required extraordinary military achievement by a general (a wartime victory).

Field marshal rank symbol
Field Marshal

The picture above depicts the rank Symbol for Field marshal.

2. General

general officer is an officer of high rank in the army. The title of general is known in some countries as a four-star rank. It has a NATO code of OF-9.

General Symbol

3. Lieutenant General

Lieutenant general is a three-star military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general.

eutenant General rank symbol
Lieutenant General

It has a Nato code of OF-8.

4. Major General

Major general is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. The disappearance of the “sergeant” in the title explains the apparent confusion of a lieutenant general outranking a major general and a major outranking a lieutenant.

Major General rank symbol
Major General

It has a Nato code of OF-7

5. Brigadier General

Brigadier general or brigade general is a senior rank in the armed forces. It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general.

When appointed to a field command, a brigadier general is typically in command of a brigade consisting of around 4,000 troops.

Brigadier General rank symbol
Brigadier General

In some countries, a brigadier general is informally designated as a one-star general (OF-6).

6. Colonel

Colonel is a senior military officer rank below the general officer ranks. However, in some small military forces, such as those of Monaco or the Vatican, colonel is the highest rank.

It is also used in some police forces and paramilitary organizations.

Colonel rank symbol

Nato code: OF-5

7. Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

Several police forces in the United States use the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply “colonel” in conversation and in unofficial correspondence.

A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion or regiment in the army.

Lieutenant Colonel rank symbol
Lieutenant Colonel

8. Major

Major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

Major rank symbol

9. Captain

The army rank of captain is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers. The rank is also used by some air forces and marine forces.

Today, a captain is typically either the commander or second-in-command of a company or artillery battery.

Captain rank symbol

10. Lieutenant

lieutenant is the second junior-most or in some cases the junior-most commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police, and other organizations of many nations.

Lieutenant rank symbol

11. Second Lieutenant

Second lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1a rank.

Second Lieutenant rank symbol
Second Lieutenant

Ongoing Recruitment in Nigeria:

Nigerian Army Salary Structure

The salary scale of the Nigerian Army depends on the rank of the officer. The salaries of the commissioned and the non-commissioned officers can be found hereunder

Salaries of non-commissioned Officers

  • Master Warrant Officer: N90,000
  • Warrant Officer: N80,000
  • Staff Sergeant: N68,000
  • Sergeant: N63,000
  • Corporal: N58,000
  • Lance Corporal earns about N54,000-55,000;
  • Private Soldier earns about N48,000-49,000.

Salaries of Commissioned Officers

  • General: N1.5 million
  • Lieutenant General: N1 million
  • Major General: N950,000;
  • Brigadier General: N750,000
  • Colonel – N550,000
  • Lieutenant Colonel – N350,000
  • Major – N300,000
  • Captain – N220,000
  • Lieutenant – N180,000
  • Second Lieutenant – N120,000.

If you have any questions about Nigerian Army ranks and salary, kindly drop your question in the comment box.

Last Updated on January 19, 2024 by Admin

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