Kenya Navy Ranks from The Lowest to the Highest


The Kenya Navy is ranked from the smallest to the highest rank based on the position an individual hold in the service. The Navy is categorized into two: commissioned and non-commissioned officers. The non-commissioned provide rank for the foot soldiers and servicemen while the commissioned provide the leadership ranks the General who is an equivalent to the admiral being the highest.

The non-commissioned from the highest to the lowest rank;

  1. Warrant Officer 1
  2. Warrant Officer 2
  3. Senior Sergeant
  4. Sergeant
  5. Corporal
  6. Senior Private
  7. Private

The ranking in the Kenyan navy is not in line with the traditional naval ranking but rather in line with the Kenya’s military ranking. The commissioned officer from the lowest ranking officer to the highest;

Kenyan  naval ranking traditional naval ranking equivalent
Second Lieutenant Midshipman
Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Captain First Lieutenant
Major Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Commander
Colonel Captain
Brigadier Commodore
Major General Rear-Admiral
Lieutenant-General Vice Admiral
General Admiral

Kenya Navy officers provide guard against marine attack, they are also deployed to provide rescue operations in the sea and oceans.

When one is fresh from college, they are employed to non-commissioned rank until they gain enough experience to graduate to commissioned rank.

The salary of Kenya Navy officers range between Ksh70,000 to Ksh 800,000 per month.