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Ranks and insignia of NATO air forces officers

The following table lists the ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces.

Contents

Officers (OF 1 - 10)Edit

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Albania
(Edit)
No equivalent
                  Unknown
Gjenerallejtnant Gjeneralmajor Gjeneralbrigad Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


  Belgium
(Edit)
No equivalent                       No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Commandant Captain Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


  Bulgaria
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Senior Lieutenant Lieutenant
Генерал Генерал-лейтенант Генерал-майор Бригаден генерал Полковник Подполковник Майор Капитан Старши лейтенант Лейтенант


  Canada
(Edit)
No equivalent                       No equivalent
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Finnigan-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


  Croatia
(Edit)
                      No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik


  Czech Republic
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Denmark
(Edit)
No equivalent                       No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant


  Estonia
(Edit)
No equivalent                       No equivalent
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik


  France
(Edit)
No equivalent                        
Général d´armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier


  Germany
(Edit)
No Equivalent                             Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career
General Generalleutnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Stabshauptmann Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant Oberfähnrich Fähnrich Fahnenjunker


  Greece
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Πτέραρχος Αντιπτέραρχος Υποπτέραρχος Ταξίαρχος Σμήναρχος Αντισμήναρχος Επισμηναγός Σμηναγός Υποσμηναγός Ανθυποσμηναγός


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Hungary
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent No insignia
Colonel General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Vezér­ezredes Altáb­ornagy Vezér­őrnagy Dandár­tábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt


  Iceland No air force


  Italy
(Edit)
                        No equivalent
Generale
awarded only to the Chief of Defense Staff
Generale di Squadra Aerea con Incarichi Speciali Generale di Squadra Aerea Generale di Divisione Aerea Generale di Brigata Aerea Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente


  Latvia
(Edit)
No equivalent
                  No equivalent
Ģenerālleitnants Ģenerālmajors Brigādes Ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvežleitnants Majors Kapteinis Virsleitnants Leitnants


  Lithuania
(Edit)
No equivalent
                  No equivalent  
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas


  Luxembourg No air force


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Montenegro
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
General Pukovnik General Potpukovnik General Major Brigardir General Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik


  Netherlands
(Edit)
No equivalent                       No equivalent
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Commodore Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein Eerste-luitenant Tweede-luitenant Vaandrig


  Norway
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein Løytnant Fenrik


  Poland
(Edit)
                      No equivalent Various
Marszałek Polski1 Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży


  Portugal
(Edit)
                        Various
Marechal1 General Tenente General Major General Brigadeiro General Coronel Tenente Coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial Cadete Aluno


  Romania
(Edit)
                      No equivalent
Mareșal1 General General-Locotenent General-Maior General de Flotilă Aeriană Comandor Căpitan-Comandor Locotenent-Comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Slovakia
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[note 1] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
  Slovenia
(Edit)
No equivalent                     No equivalent
General polkovnik Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir General Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik


  Spain
(Edit)
                               
Capitán General[note 2] General del Aire Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Oficial Cadete Alumno


  Turkey
(Edit)
                        Various [note 3]
Mareşal Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli


  United Kingdom
(Edit)
                        No equivalent
Marshal of the RAF1 Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
/acting pilot officer
Officer cadet


  United States
(Edit)
                      Various Various
General of the Air Force1 General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer trainee Officer cadet


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  • 1 Honorary/War time rank.

Note that the NATO officer rank codes (OF-1 to OF-10) are differently numbered from the US officer rank codes (O-1 to O-10).

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  2. ^ The King only
  3. ^ Student officer insignia denotes school grade rather than military seniority.

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