Military ranks of Namibia

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The Military ranks of Namibia are the military insignia used by the Namibian Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Namibia shares a rank structure similar to that of both the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Commissioned Officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent 16-Namibia Army-GEN.svg 15-Namibia Army-LG.svg 14-Namibia Army-MG.svg 13-Namibia Army-BG.svg 12-Namibia Army-COL.svg 11-Namibia Army-LTC.svg 10-Namibia Army-MAJ.svg 09-Namibia Army-CPT.svg 08-Namibia Army-1LT.svg 07-Namibia Army-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent
14-Namibia Navy-RADM.svg 13-Namibia Navy-RAJG.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman


Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent
14-Namibia Air Force-AVM.svg 13-Namibia Air Force-AIRCDRE.svg 12-Namibia Air Force-GPCAPT.svg 11-Namibia Air Force-WGCDR.svg 10-Namibia Air Force-SQNLDR.svg 09-Namibia Air Force-FLTLT.svg 08-Namibia Air Force-FLGOFF.svg 07-Namibia Air Force-PLTOFF.svg No equivalent
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted[edit]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Namibia Namibia
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06-Namibia Army-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Army-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Army-SSG.svg 03-Namibia Army-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Namibia Army-CPL.svg 01-Namibia Army-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Namibia Namibia
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06-Namibia Navy-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Navy-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Navy-CPO.svg 03-Namibia Navy-PO.svg No equivalent 02-Namibia Navy-LS.svg 01-Namibia Navy-AB.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Namibia Namibia
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06-Namibia Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Air Force-FSG.svg 03-Namibia Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Namibia Air Force-SAC.svg 01-Namibia Air Force-LAC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class Warrant officer 2nd class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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