Nigerian Air Force Ranks: Ranks in the Nigerian Air Force and Their Insignias

This post will reveal to you the ranks in the Nigerian Air Force and their insignia.

The Nigerian Air Force is one of the three arms of the Nigerian Military responsible for combats on air.

Quick Fact: The Nigerian Air Force is shortened as NAF.

Ranks in the Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force, like other arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces like the Nigerian ArmyNigerian Army and Navy, is composed of both commissioned and non-commissioned officers, also regarded to as Airmen.

Difference between commissioned and non-commissioned officers

Commissioned officers are the ones who got in through the Direct Short Service Commission or graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy while the non-commissioned officers are the ones who got in through the normal recruitment.

The commissioned officers get to the top and are in the highest rank, they also give orders to the non-commissioned officers. The non-commissioned are the poster boys; they go from recruit to Warrant officers.

Nigerian Air Force Ranks of Commissioned Officers

From bottom to top, this is the ranks of the Nigerian Navy commissioned officers:

12. Warrant Officer
11. Pilot Officer
10. Flying Officer
9. Flight Lieutenant
8. Squadron Leader
7. Wing Commander
6. Group Captain
5. Air Vice Marshal
4. Air Marshal
3. Air Chief Marshal
2. Air Commodore
1. Marshal of the Air Force

ALSO READ: How to Join the Nigerian Air Force

Nigerian Air Force Ranks of Non-commissioned Officers/Airmen

In ascending order of hierarchy the Nigerian Air Force airmen/women are:

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

More info about the Nigerian Air Force

The official website of the Nigerian Air Force is: https://airforce.mil.ng

The official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Air Force is: @nigairforce

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