Rank insignia of the Iranian military

This article tackles the ranks and insignia of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is divided into three forces:

1.Islamic Republic of Iran Army or I.R.I. Army (Persian: ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران)

The IRIA is divided into four branches of service:

2.Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces or IRGC (Persian: سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی)

The IRGC is divided into five branches of service:

3.Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: نیروی انتظامی جمهوری اسلامی ایران)

Official military ranksEdit

The army, air force, air defence and police use the same rank system, while the revolutionary guard and the navy have separate systems of their own.

Iranian Army commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  Iranian Ground Forces
No equivalent                                
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشکر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
Second Brigadier General
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
First lieutenant
ستوان یکم
Second lieutenant
ستوان دوم
Third lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Imam Ali Officers' Academy
officer cadet
(دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام علی (ع
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Iranian Ground Forces
                 
First sergeant major
استوار یکم
Second sergeant major
استوار دوم
First sergeant
گروهبان یکم
Second sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Third sergeant
گروهبان سوم
Corporal
سرجوخه
First private
سرباز یکم
Second private
سرباز دوم
Private
سرباز

Iranian Air Force commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  Iranian Air Force
No equivalent                                
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشکر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
Second Brigadier General
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
First lieutenant
ستوان یکم
Second lieutenant
ستوان دوم
Third lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Shahid Sattari Aeronautical University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه هوایی
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Iranian Air Force
                 
First sergeant major
استوار یکم
Second sergeant major
استوار دوم
First sergeant
گروهبان یکم
Second sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Third sergeant
گروهبان سوم
Corporal
سرجوخه
First private
سرباز یکم
Second private
سرباز دوم
Private
سرباز

Iranian Air Defense Force commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  Iranian Air Defense Force
No equivalent                                
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشکر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
Second Brigadier General
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
First lieutenant
ستوان یکم
Second lieutenant
ستوان دوم
Third lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Academy
Officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه هوایی
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Iranian Air Defense Force
                 
First sergeant major
استوار یکم
Second sergeant major
استوار دوم
First sergeant
گروهبان یکم
Second sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Third sergeant
گروهبان سوم
Corporal
سرجوخه
First private
سرباز یکم
Second private
سرباز دوم
Private
سرباز

Iranian Navy commissioned officers and enlisted ratingsEdit

Officers
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
  Iranian Navy
No equivalent                                   
Admiral
دریابد
Vice admiral
دریاسالار
Rear admiral
دریابان
Commodore
دریادار
Second commodore
دریادار 2
First captain
ناخدا یکم
Second captain
ناخدا دوم
Third captain
ناخدا سوم
Captain lieutenant
ناوسروان
First lieutenant
ناوبان یکم
Second lieutenant
ناوبان دوم
Third lieutenant
ناوبان سوم
Imam Khomeini Naval University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه امام خمینی (ره)
Enlisted ratings
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Iranian Navy
                 
Second chief petty officer
ناواستوار یکم
First chief petty officer
ناواستوار دوم
First petty officer
مهناوی یکم
Second petty officer
مهناوی دوم
Third petty officer
مهناوی سوم
Leading seaman
سرناوی
First seaman
ناوی یکم
Second seaman
ناوی دوم
Seaman
ناوی

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  IRGC Ground Forces
No equivalent                                
General of the Guard
ارتشبد پاسدار
Lieutenant general of the Guard
سپهبد پاسدار
Major general of the Guard
سرلشگر پاسدار
Brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ پاسدار
Second brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ دوم پاسدار
Colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ پاسدار
Lieutenant colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ دوم پاسدار
Major of the Guard
سرگرد پاسدار
Captain of the Guard
سروان پاسدار
First lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان یکم پاسدار
Second lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان دوم پاسدار
Third lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان سوم پاسدار
Imam Hossein University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام حسین (ع)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  IRGC Ground Forces
                 
First sergeant major of the Guard
استوار یکم پاسدار
Second sergeant major of the Guard
استوار دوم پاسدار
First sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان یکم پاسدار
Second sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان دوم پاسدار
Third sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان سوم پاسدار
Corporal of the Guard
سرجوخه پاسدار
First private of the Guard
سرباز یکم پاسدار
Second private of the Guard
سرباز دوم پاسدار
Private of the Guard
سرباز پاسدار

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  IRGC Navy
No equivalent                                
Admiral of the Guard
دریابد پاسدار
Vice admiral of the Guard
دریاسالار پاسدار
Rear admiral of the Guard
دریابان پاسدار
Commodore of the Guard
دریادار پاسدار
Second commodore of the Guard
دریادار پاسدار
First captain of the Guard
ناخدا یکم پاسدار
Second captain of the Guard
ناخدا دوم پاسدار
Third captain of the Guard
ناخدا سوم پاسدار
Captain Lieutenant of the Guard
ناوسروان پاسدار
First lieutenant of the Guard
ناوبان یکم پاسدار
Second lieutenant of the Guard
ناوبان دوم پاسدار
Third lieutenant of the Guard
ناوبان سوم پاسدار
Imam Hossein University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام حسین (ع)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  IRGC Navy
                 
Second chief petty officer of the Guard
ناواستوار یکم پاسدار
First chief petty officer of the Guard
ناواستوار دوم پاسدار
First petty officer of the Guard
مهناوی یکم پاسدار
Second petty officer of the Gaurd
مهناوی دوم پاسدار
Third petty officer of the Gaurd
مهناوی سوم پاسدار
Leading seaman of the Guard
سرناوی پاسدار
First seaman of the Guard
ناوی یکم پاسدار
Second seaman of the Guard
ناوی دوم پاسدار
Seaman of the Guard
ناوی پاسدار

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  IRGC Aerospace Force
No equivalent                                
General of the Guard
ارتشبد پاسدار
Lieutenant general of the Guard
سپهبد پاسدار
Major general of the Guard
سرلشگر پاسدار
Brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ پاسدار
Second brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ دوم پاسدار
Colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ پاسدار
Lieutenant colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ دوم پاسدار
Major of the Guard
سرگرد پاسدار
Captain of the Guard
سروان پاسدار
First lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان یکم پاسدار
Second lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان دوم پاسدار
Third lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان سوم پاسدار
Imam Hossein University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام حسین (ع)
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  IRGC Aerospace Force
                 
First sergeant major of the Guard
استوار یکم پاسدار
Second sergeant major of the Guard
استوار دوم پاسدار
First sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان یکم پاسدار
Second sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان دوم پاسدار
Third sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان سوم پاسدار
Corporal of the Guard
سرجوخه پاسدار
First private of the Guard
سرباز یکم پاسدار
Second private of the Guard
سرباز دوم پاسدار
Private of the Guard
سرباز پاسدار

Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran commissioned officers and enlisted ranksEdit

Officers
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
  Iranian Law Enforcement Force
No equivalent                                
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant general
سپهبد
Major general
سرلشگر
Brigadier general
سرتیپ
Second brigadier general
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
First lieutenant
ستوان یکم
Second lieutenant
ستوان دوم
Third lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Amin Police Academy
Officer Cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه انتظامی امین
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Iranian Law Enforcement Force
                 
First sergeant major
استوار یکم
Second sergeant major
استوار دوم
First sergeant
گروهبان یکم
Second sergeant
گروهبان دوم
Third sergeant
گروهبان سوم
Corporal
سرجوخه
First private
سرباز یکم
Second private
سرباز دوم
Private
سرباز

Forest and Rangeland Protection Unit and Prison Defense and Protection Unit ranksEdit

Insignia
                     
Rank پاسیار دومv
Pasyar-Dovvom
پاسیار یکم
Pasyar-Yekom
سرپاسیار دوم
SarPasyar-Dovvom
سرپاسیار یکم
SarPasyar-Yekom
حافظ سوم
Hafez-Sevvom
حافظ دوم
Hafez-Dovvom
حافظ یکم
Hafez-Yekom
حافظ
Hafez
محافظ دوم
Mohafez-Dovvom
محافظ یکم
Mohafez-Yekom
محافظ
Mohafez

See alsoEdit

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