Malaysian military ranks

The following tables present the ranks of the Malaysian Armed Forces.[1]

Rank list

SSM Grade Equiv. Type Army Navy Air Force
Commander-in-chief Field Marshal[2] Admiral of the Fleet[2] Marshal of the Air Force[2]
VUZ2[3] Turus 2 Commissioned officers General Admiral General
VUZ5[4] JUSA A
VUZ6 JUSA B Lieutenant General[5] Vice Admiral[6] Lieutenant General[7]
VUZ7 JUSA C Major General Rear Admiral Major General
Z28 54 Brigadier General Commodore Brigadier General
Z26 52 Colonel Captain Colonel
Z24 48 Lieutenant Colonel Commander Lieutenant Colonel
Z22 46 Major Lieutenant Commander Major
Z19/Z20 44 Captain Lieutenant Captain
Z17/Z18 42 Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Lieutenant
Z15 41 Second Lieutenant Acting Sub Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Officer Cadet Officer Cadet Officer Cadet
Z12 38 Other ranks First Warrant Officer First Warrant Officer First Warrant Officer
Z10 36 Second Warrant Officer Second Warrant Officer Second Warrant Officer
Z8 32 Staff Sergeant Chief Petty Officer Flight Sergeant
Z6 29 Sergeant Petty Officer Air Sergeant
Z4 26 Corporal Leading Seaman Air Corporal
Z2 22 Lance Corporal Able Seaman Senior Aircraftman
Z1 19 Private Ordinary Seaman Aircraftman
Recruit Recruit Recruit

Rank table

This table shows the rank structure and epaulette insignia since 1963 until today.

Commissioned officers

The following are 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
Commander-in-Chief Generals Senior officers Junior officers Officer Cadets
Pemerintah Tertinggi Pegawai Tinggi Pegawai Kanan Pegawai Muda Pegawai Kadet
Malaysia Malaysia
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Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal
General
Jeneral
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Major
Mejar
Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Malaysia Malaysia
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Laksamana Armada
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana
Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Pertama
Flotilla Admiral (Commodore)
Kepten
Captain
Komander
Commander
Leftenan Komander
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan
Lieutenant
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Muda
Ensign
Kadet Kanan
Midshipman
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Malaysia Malaysia
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Marshal of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet
Marsyal Tentera Udara Jeneral Leftenan Jeneral Mejar Jeneral Brigedier Jeneral Kolonel Leftenan Kolonel Mejar Kapten Leftenan Leftenan Muda Pegawai Kadet
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

Other ranks

The following are rank insignia for other ranks 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
Warrant Officers Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Junior Non-Commissioned Officers Others
Pegawai Waren Pegawai Tanpa Tauliah Kanan Pegawai Tanpa Tauliah Rendah Lain-lain
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 2
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Korporal
Lance Corporal
Lans Korporal
Private
Prebet
Recruit
Rekrut
Malaysia Malaysia
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Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Malaysia-Navy-OR-7.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6.svg No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-1.svg No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas Pertama
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas Kedua
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Seaman
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit
Malaysia Malaysia
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Flait Sarjan
Flight Sergeant
Sarjan Udara
Air Sergeant
Korporal Udara
Air Corporal
Laskar Udara Kanan
Leading Aircraftman
Laskar Udara Kelas Pertama
Aircraftman First Class
Laskar Udara Kelas Kedua
Aircraftman Second Class
Perajurit Muda
Recruit
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Other military-based organization ranks

  • RELA Corps and TSNJ ranks are equal to Army ranks, but the RELA Corps and TSNJ pay grades are different. TSNJ have their own service grade and basic salary scale. While RELA Corps have their own basic salary and allowance scale, but RELA Corps have no fixed service grade.
  • MMEA ranks are equal to Royal Navy ranks, but MMEA have their own service grade and basic salary scale.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pangkat-pangkat Dalam ATM" (in Malay). Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c This rank is reserved to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong only.
  3. ^ This grade is reserved to the Chief of Defence Force only.
  4. ^ This grade is reserved to the Chiefs of Army, Air Force and Navy only.
  5. ^ Colonel-in-Chiefs of the Army wear this rank.
  6. ^ Captain-in-Chief of the Air Force (the Sultan of Pahang) wears this rank.
  7. ^ Colonel-in-Chief of the Navy (the Sultan of Selangor) wears this rank.
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