Air Force Ranks In Nigeria 2023 Portal | See Air Force Ranks Updates

By | December 29, 2022

Air Force Ranks in Nigeria 2023 –  Hierarchy can be present in every aspect of our daily lives, and hence man can never be without hierarchical thinking. This is why we live in a classed society; everyone belongs to one of several classes. Are you aware that the NAF has its hierarchy-based Rank?

This article will provide a comprehensive guide to the Nigerian Air Force Ranks and Hierarchy. Take your time and read everything. In current usage, NAF Ranks is a title symbol that denotes a soldier’s or officer’s relative status in the military hierarchy.

Observers of Nigerian military affairs may have noticed over the years, particularly in the 1960s, that positions can be further qualified by terms such as ‘Acting’ Brigadier, ‘Temporary’ Major, ‘Substantive’ Lt. Colonel, ‘Local’ Captain, and so on.

A substantive rank, such as S/Major, is a legally recognized permanent position with fair pay and benefits.

Update On Air Force 2023 Ranks In Nigeria

An officer with an acting rank receives the income and benefits of that Rank for a limited time but can be reverted to his previous Rank by order at any time.

During the civil war, some NCOs and Officers were given not just acting ranks but also higher Local ranks, which were temporary like the acting ranks but theoretically unpaid, to carry out operations in specific places (or to replace officer casualties).

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What Are The Nigerian Air Force Ranks?

Commissioned officer ranks

Rank Group General/flag officers Junior officers
Nigerian Navy v t e Admiral of the Fleet Lieutenant
Nigerian Air Force v t e
Marshal of the air force Flight lieutenant
Rank Group General/flag officers Junior officers

What is the Strength of the Nigerian Air Force?

The Nigerian Air Force’s strength lies in its personnel and aircraft numbers. The Nigerian Air Force now has about 18,500 soldiers.

  1. BPP Recruitment
  2. UBEC Recruitment
  3. 7Up Application Form
  4. CBN Recruitment Portal
  5. AIB Recruitment Process
  6. INEC Adhoc staff Recruitment

There are 15,900 Airmen and Airwomen, as well as 2,600 officers, in this group.

What are the Functions of the Nigerian Air Force 2023?

The Nigerian Air Force is formed as a tactical Air Force to carry out;

  1. Air Defense
  2. Air Transport
  3. Counter Air Operations
  4. Close Air Support
  5. Interdiction
  6. Air Reece

Maritime Operations

The Nigerian Air Force has a set of functions incorporated in its constitutions as a military force. These are some functions:

  1. To provide and train special operations forces.
  2. To equip and supply air mobility forces.
  3. Also, to provide forces to protect Nigeria’s airspace.
  4. To prepare forces for air combat operations by training and supplying them.
  5. In the event of an air attack on Nigeria, to defend the country.
  6. Forces for Joint Air Transported Operations will be supplied.
  7. To provide equipment for electronic warfare activities.
  8. Aerial photography forces will be trained and supplied.
  9. To prepare and supply forces for refuelling flights.
  10. In Air Force operations, to develop under the procedure.
  11. To collaborate with other forces to protect the airspace.
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Air Force 2023 Ranks In Nigeria 

An act of Parliament formally constituted the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 1964 after two years of secret preparations. The Ethiopian, Canadian, Indian, and German Air Forces were in charge of initial training and military acculturation.

It employed Army-style ranks until 1976. It now uses Royal Air Force rank titles, with slight changes. The current ‘harmonized’ NAF rank structure is as follows (from the bottom up): www.naf.gov.ng

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