Air Force ranks and insignia of Pakistan

The Ranks of Pakistan Air Force are primarily based on Royal Air Force rank structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ. Insignia for officer ranks were changed from the British influenced ranks to a Turkish style one on 5 July 2006.[1]

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Air Force Ensign of Pakistan

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Officer ranks

Officer rank badges are worn on the shoulders.[2]

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
Pakistan Pakistan
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Pak-air-force-OF-10.svg Pak-air-force-OF-9.svg Pak-air-force-OF-8.svg Pak-air-force-OF-7.svg Pak-air-force-OF-6.svg Pak-air-force-OF-5.svg Pak-air-force-OF-4.svg Pak-air-force-OF-3.svg Pak-air-force-OF-2.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1b.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Former insignia No equivalent UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg UK-Air-OF1B.svg
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer

Enlisted

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Pakistan Pakistan
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PAK-CWO.svg PAK-WO.svg PAK-AWO.svg Pak-air-force-OR-6 No equivalent Pak-air-force-OR-5 Pak-air-force-OR-3 Pak-air-force-OR-2b Pak-air-force-OR-2a Pak-air-force-OR-1
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Assistant Warrant Officer Senior Technician Corporal Technician Junior Technician Senior Aircraftsman Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman

See also

References

  1. ^ "PAF changes officers' rank insignia". The News. 6 July 2006. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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Flag of the Pakistan Army   Army
Ensign of the Pakistan Air Force  Air Force
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Pakistan Armed Forces comparative commissioned military ranks
Pay grade / Branch of Inter-service O-1 O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
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Plt Off Pakistan Air Force.png Second lieutenant / Ensign
Flt Lt Pakistan Air Force.png Lieutenant Pakistan Army.jpg First lieutenant / Lieutenant (junior grade)
Flag of Pakistan Air Force.png Captain Pakistan Army.jpg Captain / Lieutenant
Sqn Ldr Pakistan Air Force.pngMajor Pakistan Army.jpg Major / Lieutenant commander
Wg Cdr Pakistan Air Force.png Lt. Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg Lieutenant colonel / Commander
Gp Capt Pakistan Air Force.png Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg Colonel / Captain
Air Cdre Pakistan Air Force.png OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg Commodore Pakistan Navy Insignia.JPG
Brigadier general / Rear admiral (lower half)
AVM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg Insignia RealAdmiral Pakistan Navy.gif
Major General / Rear admiral
AM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg Insignia Vice Admiral Pakistan Navy.gif
Lieutenant general / Vice admiral
ACM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg Admiral Pakistan Navy Insignia.JPG
General / Admiral
Field Marshal.jpg OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg Fleet Admiral Pakistan Navy Insignia.jpg
5 STAR LINE
P/Of. F/Of. Flt. Lt. Sq-Ldr. Wg-Cdr. Gp-Capt. Air-Cdre AVM AM ACM MAF[3]
2Lt 1Lt Cpt Maj Lt-Col Col Brig Maj-Gen Lt-Gen. Gen FM[2]
Mid SLt. Lt Lt-Cdr Cdr Capt. Cdre R-Adm V-Adm Adm FAdm[3]
Mid SLt. Lt Lt-Cdr Cdr Capt. Cdre R-Adm V-Adm No Equal No Equal
BPS-13 BPS-14 BPS-15 BPS-16
Asst. Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG AWO[1] Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG WO[1] Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG WO[1] Chief Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG CWO
Naib Subedar Naib Subedar Sbd Sbd-Maj
CPO FCPO FCPO MCPO
CPO No Equal No Equal No Equal
Inter-Service Pay Grade BPS-7 BPS-8 BPS-9 BPS-10 BPS-11 BPS-12 BPS-12
No Equal Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
AC
Leading Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
LAC
Senior Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
SAC
Junior Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG
JTech
Corporal Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Cpl. Tech
Senior Technician Pakistan Air Force.jpg
STech
No Equal
Soldier
LNk

Nk

Hvld

CQSgt

Hvld-Maj

QSgt

Battal Sgt-Maj
No Equal No Equal OS-II AB No Equal LH PO No Equal
No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal PO No Equal
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