NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ADOPTS NEW RANK STRUCTURE
1. The Air Council has approved the use of a new rank structure to be worn by officers of the Nigerian Air Force. The new rank which will be on the working dress (No.5) will replace the current ranks worn by the officers. It is the 2nd restructuring of rank badges in the Nigerian Air Force since the establishment of the Service in 1964. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force officers at the inception wore the same ranks as their army counterparts. The new working dress rank badges have additional laurels that make them more distinguishable than the current rank badges.
2. The new ranks which will soon be made available to all Nigerian Air Force officers from the rank of Pilot Officer to Air Chief Marshal would be launched in due course by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal MD Umar.