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Most Powerful Ranks In The Nigerian Army

There are 17 ranks in the Nigerian Army, but so far only 16 have ever been attained. The only African soldier to have ever attained the most powerful rank in the Army is the Late General Idi Ami of Uganda.

Here are the most powerful ranks in the Nigerian Army

  1. Field Marshall

No Nigerian Soldier has attained this rank. It is the most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: Golden Eagle & Cross of Sword and Baton surrounded by two branches.

  1. General

This is the second-highest rank in the NA. INSIGNIA: Silver Eagle, Two Golden Six-Pointed Stars and a Cross of Sword and Baton.

  1. Lieutenant General

The L.G is the third most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: Symbol of Major General and a Golden Six-Pointed Star.

  1. Major General

The Major General is the fourth most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: Golden Eagle and a Cross of Sword and Baton.

  1. Brigadier

The Brigadier is the fifth most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: A Silver Eagle and Six-Pointed Stars arranged in a Triangular Form.

  1. Colonel

The Colonel is the sixth most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: A Silver Eagle above a Vertically-aligned Two Six-Pointed Stars.

  1. Lieutenant Colonel

The Lieutenant Colonel is the seventh most powerful rank in the Nigerian Army. INSIGNIA: A Silver Eagle above a Vertically-aligned Six-Pointed Star.

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Written by Adeyinka Taiwo

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