Egyptian Air Force ranks

The following are the ranks used by the 'Egyptian Air Force, which are based primarily on those of the Royal Air Force.

Commissioned Officers

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
Egypt Egypt
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Air Chief Marshal
(فريق أول طيار)
Air Marshal
(فريق طيار)‎‎
Air Vice-Marshal
(لواء طيار‎‎)
Air Commodore
(عميد طيار‎‎)
Group Captain
(عقيد طيار‎‎)
Wing Commander
(مقدم طيار)
Squadron Leader
(رائد طيار)
Flight Lieutenant
(نقيب طيار‎‎)
Flying Officer
(ملازم أول طيار)
Pilot Officer
(ملازم طيار‎‎)

Enlisted personnel

OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Egypt Egypt
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Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Aircraftman
Mosa'id awwal
(مساعد أول)
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)

See also


Egyptian Air Force

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) (Arabic: القوات الجوية المصرية‎, El Qūwāt El Gawīyä El Maṣrīya), is the aviation branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces, is responsible for all airborne defence missions and operates all military aircraft, including those used in support of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy and the Egyptian Air Defense Forces, created as a separate command in the 1970s, coordinates with the Air Force to integrate air and ground-based air defense operations. The EAF is headed by an Air Marshal (Lieutenant General equivalent). Currently, the commander of the Egyptian Air Force is Air Marshal Mohamed Abbas. The force's motto is 'Higher and higher for the sake of glory' (Arabic: إلى العلا في سبيل المجد‎, I‘la’ al-'olà fī sabīl al-magd).

The Egyptian Army Air Service was formed in 1932, and became an independent air force in 1937. It had little involvement in the Second World War. From 1948 to 1973 it took part, with generally mediocre results, in four separate wars with Israel, as well as the quasi-War of Attrition. It also supported the Egyptian Army during the North Yemen Civil War and the Libyan–Egyptian War of 1977. From 1977 to 2011 it saw virtually no combat, but has participated in numerous exercises, including Operation Bright Star. Since 1992 the EAF has also provided aviation support for the police and other national security organizations engaged in the war against terrorism. In recent years the Air Force has acted in the Sinai insurgency, the Second Libyan Civil War and the Intervention in the Yemen.

The EAF primary role is the air defence of the nation, with secondary tasks of strike and army support operations. The EAF provides official government transport and carries out international search-and- rescue operations in the desert, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea.

In 2014 the IISS estimated the total active manpower of the Egyptian Air Force at approximately 30,000 personnel, including 10,000 conscripts, with reserves of 20,000 personnel. This contrasts with an estimate of some 35,000 personnel, with most aircrew being long-term professionals, in 2010.

Egyptian Army Uniform

The Egyptian Army uses a British Army Style ceremonial outfit, and a desert camouflage overall implemented in 2012. The Identification between different branches in the Egyptian Army depends on the branch insignia on the left upper arm and the color of the beret. Also, the airborne, Thunderbolt, and republican guard each has its own camouflage overall.

Egyptian Army ranks

The Egyptian Army ranks are the military insignia used by the Egyptian Army.

Egyptian Navy ranks

This article states the ranks and rank insignia used by the Egyptian Navy.

Egyptian military ranks

Egyptian military ranks may refer to:

Egyptian Army ranks

Egyptian Air Force ranks

Egyptian Navy ranks

List of comparative military ranks

This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Military ranks of the Kingdom of Egypt

The Turco-Egyptian ranks were the military ranks used by the Kingdom of Egypt from 1922 until they were changed in 1958 after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 and the abolition of the monarchy. The names are Turco-Egyptian (i.e. derived from Ottoman Turkish and Arabic), and are derived at least in part from the pre-existing military structure developed out of the reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The design of the rank insignia was completely British with high ranks given only to British officers during Britain's occupation of Egypt. The rank of Sirdar was given to the British Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Army.

Military ranks and insignia by country
Post-Soviet states
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