Military ranks of Somaliland

Summary

The Military ranks of Somaliland are the military insignia used by the Somaliland Armed Forces, whose rank insignia combine those used by United Kingdom, which 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, currently there has been no promotion to the rank of lieutenant general rank.[1][2] Somaliland does not have an air force.

February 2, 2013 all armed forces in Somaliland are officially granted military ranks.[3][4]

Commissioned officersEdit

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy, police and custodial corps respectively.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Somaliland National Army
                 
Lieutenant general
Sareeye Guud
Major general
Sareeye Gaas
Brigadier general
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second lieutenant
Xídígle


  Somaliland Navy
                 
Vice Admiral
Admiraal kuxigeenka
Rear Admiral
Admiraal gaas
Commodore Admiral
Admiraal guuto
Captain
Gashaanle sare
Commander
Gashaanle dhexe
Lieutenant Commander
Gashaanle
Lieutenant
Dhamme
Sub Lieutenant
Laba xídígle
Ensign
Xídígle


  Somaliland Police
               
Major general
Sareeye Gaas
Brigadier general
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second lieutenant
Xídígle


  Somaliland Custodial Corps
             
Brigadier General
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First Lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second Lieutenant
Xídígle


  Somaliland SIBC
               
Major general
Sareeye Gaas
Brigadier General
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First Lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second Lieutenant
Xídígle


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

EnlistedEdit

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy, police and custodial corps respectively.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Somaliland National Army
               
Chief warrant officer
Musharax sarkaal
Warrant officer class 1
Sadex xarígle
Warrant officer class 2
Laba xarígle
Warrant officer class 3
Xarígle
Sergeant
Sadex alífle
Corporal
Laba alífle
Lance corporal
Alífle
Private
(or equivalent)
Dable


  Somaliland Police
         
   
Chief warrant officer
Musharax sarkaal
Warrant officer class 1
Sadex xarígle
Warrant officer class 2
Laba xarígle
Warrant officer class 3
Xarígle
Sergeant
Sadex alífle
Corporal
Laba alífle
Lance corporal
Alífle
Constable
Dable


  Somaliland Custodial Corps
             
Chief warrant officer
Musharax sarkaal
Warrant officer class 1
Sadex xarígle
Warrant officer class 2
Laba xarígle
Warrant officer class 3
Xarígle
Sergeant
Sadex alífle
Corporal
Laba alífle
Lance corporal
Alífle
Private
(or equivalent)
Dable
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Xeerka_Ciidanka_Booliska_Somaliland_2017.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Xeerka-Ciidanka-Ilaalada-Xeebaha-Somaliland.-Xeer-Lr.-85-2018.pdf#[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "Ciidanka Somaliland oo xirtay darajo - BBC Somali - Warar". www.bbc.com.
  4. ^ "Madaxweynaha Somaliland oo markii ugu horreysay Ciidamada kala duwan ee Somaliland siiyay Darajooyin". www.hiiraan.com.