Military ranks of Zambia

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The Military ranks of Zambia are the military insignia used by the Zambian Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Zambia shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom. Zambia is a landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

Commissioned Officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army 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
Zambia Zambia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Zambia Zambia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General 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 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
Zambia Zambia
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Coat of arms of Zambia.svg Zambia-Army-OR-8.svg Zambia-Army-OR-7.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6.svg No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4.svg Zambia-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Zambia Zambia
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 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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