Are you interested in becoming a Nigerian Navy or Naval officer as some people may call it or you want to know how the Nigerian Navy ranks its officers? if yes then you are lucky because you have landed on the right page.

This post is going to be containing Nigerian Navy Ranks and it can also be rephrased as Ranks in the Nigerian Navy . Nigerian Navy Ranks is really no big deal but many people are not familiar with it but we ought to know how they rank their officer even though we are not Naval officer. The way Nigerian Navy rank their officers is not very complex , it is more like the way  Nigerian Police, Airforce and Army rank their officers too.


One notable thing about Nigerian Navy Ranks is that the rank that you are determine how much you are been paid monthly or weekly (Salary). Nigerian Naval officers are paid according to their ranks starting from the lowest to the apex rank. Don't forget that the highest rank in the Nigerian Navy is the Admiral of the fleet while the lowest of its commissioned officer is mid-ship man . One other thing that must be noted is that their rank is sub-divided into two namely commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers . Continue reading to see the complete ranks in the Nigerian Navy.

Nigerian Navy Ranks 4 commissioned officers

There are twelve ranks in this category talking about the commissioned officers.

  • Admiral of the Fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Mid-Shipman

Nigerian Navy Ranks 4 non-commissioned officers

For non-commissioned officers there are only seven ranks starting from Warrant Chief Petty Officer at the top and Trainee at the grass root.

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer
  • Leading Rating
  • Able Rating
  • Ordinary Rating
  • Trainee

If this information is relevant to you try to memorize it especially those people participating for 2017 Nigerian Navy recruitment.


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