Military ranks of Zambia

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

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

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 Zambia-Army-OR-8 Zambia-Army-OR-7 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zambia-Army-OR-3 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 None None None No equivalent None None 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

References

William Sikazwe

Lieutenant General William Sikazwe, is a Zambian military officer who is the Commander of the Zambian Army, effective 31 December 2018. General Sikazwe replaced Lieutenant General Paul Mihova, who together with his deputy, Major General Jackson Miti, were retired in the "national interest". The Zambian Army is one of the three components of the Zambian Defence Force.Prior to his current assignment, Sikazwe served as the Chief of Operations of the Zambian Army. He was sworn into his new position, by the appointing authority, President Edgar Lungu, the Zambian head of state, on Monday 3 December 2018, at State House, Lusaka.

Zambian Defence Force

The Zambian Defence Force comprises the military forces of Zambia. It consists of the Zambian Army, the Zambian Air Force, and the Zambia National Service, a civil defence and public works organisation. The defence forces were formed at Zambian independence on 24 October 1964, from constituent units of the dissolved Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Armed Forces. During the 1970s and 1980s, it played a key role in a number of regional conflicts, namely the South African Border War and Rhodesian Bush War. Being a landlocked country Zambia has no navy, although the Zambian Army maintains a maritime patrol unit for maintaining security on inland bodies of water.

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