Jordanian military ranks

The Military ranks of Jordan are the military insignia used by the Jordanian Armed Forces.

Commissioned officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

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
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Field Marshal
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Student Cadet
Field Marshal
مشير
General
فريق أول
Lieutenant General
فريق
Major General
لواء
Brigadier General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second Lieutenant
ملازم ثاني
Student Cadet
تلميذ مرشح
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Field Marshal
مشير
General
فريق أول
Lieutenant General
فريق
Major General
لواء
Brigadier General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second Lieutenant
ملازم ثاني
Student Cadet
تلميذ مرشح
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Air
Marshal
مشير
General
فريق أول
Lieutenant
General
فريق
Major
General
لواء
Brigadier
General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant
Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second
Lieutenant
ملازم ثاني
Officer
Cadet
تلميذ مرشح
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

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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Agent First Class
وکیل اول
Agent
وکیل
Sergeant First Class
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Private 1st Class
جندي اول
Private
جندي‎‎
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Agent First Class
وکیل اول
Agent
وکیل
Sergeant First Class
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Private 1st Class
وکیل عریف
Private
جندي‎‎
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06. JAF-SWO.svg 05. JAF-WO.svg No equivalent 04. JAF-SSG 03. JAF-SGT 02. JAF-CPL No equivalent
01. JAF-PFC
Senior Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, previously the chief of staff, is the office for the head of the Jordanian Armed Forces held by a Lieutenant general or higher ranking officers.

Jordan Royal Guard

Jordan’s Special Royal Guard Command is a part of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and is composed of two combat and one ceremonial units. These units are:

The Royal Guard Brigade.

The 30th Special Mission Brigade.

The King’s Circassian Bodyguard.

The Royal Guard Brigade is one of the most elite units of the Jordanian army and is primarily responsible for the military protection and defense of the royal Hashemite dynasty.

The Royal Guard Brigade is based in Amman. It’s members are largely recruited from the most loyal Bedouin tribes of the east bank of Jordan. It is not to be confused with the king’s Circassian Bodyguard who, though part of the Special Royal Guard Command, are a separate unit primarily assigned to ceremonial duties within the interior of Jordan‘s various Royal palaces.

The Special Royal Guard Command is under the direct personal control of the King. His Majesty’s Special Security Group is a unit within the Royal Guard Brigade and is responsible for the close personal security of the king and is basically the Jordanian equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. It was formerly commanded by the king's brother, Prince Ali.The Special Mission Brigade has a dual function. While it provides security services to the royal palace it is also charged with the protection of other important Jordanian state institutions and the maintenance of internal security within the state. This includes anti-terrorist security operations in urban areas.

Jordanian Armed Forces

The Jordan Armed Forces ( القوات المسلحة الأردنية), also referred to as the Arab Army (الجيش العربي), are the military forces of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. They consist of the ground forces, air force, and navy and is under the direct control of the King of Jordan who is the ٍSupreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces. The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Major General Yousef Huneiti, who is also the King's military adviser.The first organized army in Jordan was established on 22 October 1920, and was named the "Mobile Force". At the time it only had 150 men in its ranks. On its third anniversary in 1923, the force was renamed the Arab Legion, consisting of 1,000 men. By the time Jordan became an independent state in 1946, the Arab Legion numbered some 8,000 soldiers in 3 mechanized regiments. In 1956, King Hussein dismissed all British generals and changed the name of the Legion into the "Jordanian Arab Army" in what became known as the Arabization of the Jordanian Army command. The army fought in several wars and battles, mostly against Israel. In the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the capture of the West Bank by Jordan and the decisive Battles of Latrun, proved that the Arab Legion was the most effective army during the war. Several confrontations followed with Israel, resulting in mixed success; they included the Retribution operations, the Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and Yom Kippur War. Jordan also had to face the PLO and the Syrian Army during the events of Black September. The signing of the Israel–Jordan peace treaty in 1994 ended the state of belligerency between the two countries.It is today considered to be among the most professional in the region, and is seen as particularly well-trained, organized, and equipped.

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.

Royal Jordanian Army

The Royal Jordanian Army (Arabic: القوّات البرية الاردنيّة, "Jordanian Ground Forces") is part of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). It draws its origins from units such as the Arab Legion, formed in the British Mandate of Transjordan in the 1920s. It has seen combat against Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973. The Army also fought the Syrians and the PLO during Black September in 1970.

Royal Maintenance Corps (Jordan)

The Royal Maintenance Corps "silah al siyana al-malaki" (سلاح الصيانة الملكي) is a branch of the Jordanian Armed Forces. It must furnish continuous operation to the field and is responsible for flow of parts, and for every vehicle being operational and ready for battle. The corps' engineers are also responsible for upgrading the tanks in use.

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