Nigerian Navy Ranks, Nigerian Armed Forces has The Nigerian Navy as branch. The Nigerian Navy one of largest Navies on the African continent,
Nigerian Navy Ranks And Their Salaries
|Part of||Ministry of Defence|
Nigerian Armed Forces
|Fleet||2 amphibious tank landing ships|
1 frigates (inoperable)
2 offshore patrol vessels
|Engagements||Nigerian Civil War|
First Liberian Civil War
Sierra Leone Civil War
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Boko Haram insurgency
Invasion of the Gambia
|Commander-in-Chief||President Muhammadu Buhari|
|Chief of Naval Staff||Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas|
|Naval ensign (1960–1998)|
|Trainer||Agusta Westland AW109|
Nigerian Navy Ranks
there are 12 commissioned officers ranks in the Nigerian navy:
- Admiral of the Fleet
- Rear Admiral
- Lieutenant Commander
- Acting Sub-Lieutenant
Here are the 7 non-commissioned officers ranks for the in the Nigerian Navy,
- Warrant Chief Petty Officer
- Chief Petty Officer
- Petty Officer
- Leading Rating
- Able Rating
- Ordinary Rating
The regular recruitment are the non-commissioned officers, while commissioned officers successful graduation from the Nigerian defense academy or recruitment via the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC)
Admiral of the fleet
Admiral of the fleet been the highest rank in the Nigerian Navy. Admiral of the fleet is similar to Field marshal (highest in the Nigerian Army) or Marshal (highest in the Nigerian Air Force).
Admiral is second in command to Admiral of the fleet;
A vice admiral, It is similar to lieutenant general in the Nigerian Army and air marshal in the Air Force.
Rear admiral is regarded as the lowest of the “admiral” ranks,
Commodore is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a navy captain,
A naval captain is similar in hierarchy to an Army colonel.
Commander (often abbreviated Cdr) is a senior officer rank,
Lieutenant commander is a commissioned officer rank .
A lieutenant is a commissioned officer which is typically the most senior of junior officer ranks.
A sub-lieutenant is a naval commissioned officer,
An acting sub-lieutenant is a naval officer who has passed the rank of midshipman,
A midshipman is the most junior commissioned officer rank in the Nigerian Navy.
non-commissioned naval officers do not have any insignia (badges), and thats why Noisemakers have not indicated any.