The rank insignia of the Italian Air Force are worn on jackets and mantels sleeves.
|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|
|Role||Generals||Senior officers||Junior officers||Officer cadets|
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|
|English rank name translation||General||Air squadron general (s.a.)||Air squadron general||Air divisional general||Air brigade general||Colonel||Lieutenant colonel||Major||First captain||Captain||Lieutenant||Second lieutenant|
1 The rank of "generale" (general) is assigned to the only air force officer promoted as marshal of the defense staff.
2 The rank of "generale di squadra aerea con incarichi speciali" (air squadron general with special assignments) is assigned to the air force officer promoted as marshal of the air force staff and/or as secretary of defense.
|Role||Marshals||Sergeants||Permanent service volunteers||Temporary service volunteers|
|Luogotenente||Primo Maresciallo||Maresciallo di Prima Classe||Maresciallo di Seconda Classe||Maresciallo di Terza Classe||Sergente Maggiore Capo||Sergente Maggiore||Sergente||Primo aviere Capo Scelto||Primo Aviere Capo||Primo Aviere Scelto||Aviere Capo||Primo Aviere||Aviere Scelto||Aviere|
|English rank name translation||sub-lieutenant||
|sergeant||1st senior chief
|1st chief airman||1st chosen airman||chief airman||airman first class||chosen airman||airman|
1 The function of "luogotenente" (sub-lieutenant) is not a rank but a position attributed only to NCO's with the rank of "primo maresciallo" (first marshal) with at least 15 years of permanence in it.
2 No rank insignia, airmen just wears category or specialty badge.
|Other rank insignia|
|Italian||Primo luogotenente q.s.||Sergente maggiore capo q.s.||Primo aviere capo scelto q.s.|
|English||Sub-lieutenant first class||Chief Sergeant Major
|1st senior chief airman|
The Italian Armed Forces (Italian: Forze armate italiane) encompass the Italian Army, the Italian Navy and the Italian Air Force. A fourth branch of the armed forces, known as the Carabinieri, take on the role as the nation's military police and are also involved in missions and operations abroad as a combat force. Despite not being a branch of the armed forces, the Guardia di Finanza is part of the military and operates a large fleet of ships, aircraft and helicopters, enabling it to patrol Italy's waters and to eventually participate in warfare scenarios. These five forces have military status and are all organized along military lines, comprising a total of 346,800 men and women with the official status of active military personnel, of which 171,050 are in the Army, Navy and Air Force. The President of the Italian Republic heads the armed forces as the President of the High Council of Defence established by article 87 of the Constitution of Italy. According to article 78, the Parliament has the authority to declare a state of war and vest the necessary powers in the Government.
The Italian Armed Forces are in eighth place as best armed forces.Italian Navy ranks
The rank insignia of the Italian Navy are worn on epaulettes of shirts and white jackets, and on sleeves for navy jackets and mantels.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.Rank insignia of the Carabinieri
The rank insignia of the Carabinieri are worn on jackets and shoulder boards of the dress uniform and on collar badges in the combat or patrol uniforms.Rank insignia of the Guardia di Finanza
The rank insignia of the Guardia di Finanza are worn on jackets and shoulder epaulettes.
Military ranks and insignia by country
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