Military ranks of Somalia

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Insignia of a Custodial Corp Lt. Gen.

The Military ranks of Somalia are the military insignia used by the Somali Armed Forces, whose rank insignia combine those used by Italy and the United Kingdom, which both maintained colonial possessions in this country. Rank insignia follow thus the British pattern, but has four warrant officer ranks following the US model. The highest rank is lieutenant general. The current person known to be holding this rank is Lt. Gen Bashir Mohamed Jama, head of the Custodial Corps (Somali: Ciidamada Asluubta).

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
Somalia Somalia
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No equivalent
16-Somali Army-LG.png 15-Somali Army-MG.svg 14-Somali Army-BG.svg 13-Somali Army-COL.svg 12-Somali Army-LTC.svg 11-Somali Army-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Army-CPT.svg 09-Somali Army-1LT.svg 08-Somali Army-2LT.svg Unknown
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Somalia Somalia
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No equivalent
15-Somali Navy-MG.svg 14-Somali Navy-BG.svg 13-Somali Navy-COL.svg 12-Somali Navy-LTC.svg 11-Somali Navy-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Navy-CPT.svg 09-Somali Navy-1LT.svg 08-Somali Navy-2LT.svg Unknown
Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign


Somalia Somalia
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No equivalent
15-Somali Air Force-MG.svg 14-Somali Air Force-BG.svg 13-Somali Air Force-COL.svg 12-Somali Air Force-LTC.svg 11-Somali Air Force-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Air Force-CPT.svg 09-Somali Air Force-1LT.svg 08-Somali Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


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
Somalia Somalia
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07-Somali Army-CWO.svg 06-Somali Army-WO3.svg 05-Somali Army-WO2.svg 04-Somali Army-WO1.svg 03-Somali Army-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Somali Army-CPL.svg 01-Somali Army-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 3 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Somalia Somalia
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07-Somali Navy-CWO.svg 06-Somali Navy-WO3.svg 05-Somali Navy-WO2.svg 04-Somali Navy-WO1.svg 03-Somali Navy-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Somali Navy-CPL.svg 01-Somali Navy-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 3 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 1 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Seaman


Somalia Somalia
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07-Somali Air Force-CWO.svg 06-Somali Air Force-WO3.svg 05-Somali Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Somali Air Force-WO1.svg 03-Somali Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Somali Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Somali Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 3 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman
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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