Military ranks of Azerbaijan

The Military ranks of Azerbaijan are the military insignia used by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Being a former member of Soviet Union, Azerbaijan shares a rank structure similar to that of Russia; however, the insignia used for its ranks had been increasingly being influenced by Turkey.

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
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzLF-CG.png 17.AzLF-LG.png 16.AzLF-MG.png 15.AzAF-COL.png 14.AzAF-LTC.png 13.AzLF-MAJ.png 12.AzLF-CPT.png 11.AzAF-SLT.png 10.AzAF-LT.png 9.AzLF-JLT.png Unknown
general-polkovnik general-leytenant general-mayor polkovnik polkovnik-leytenant mayor kapitan baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzNF-ADM.png 17.AzNF-VADM.png 16.AzNF-RADM.png 15.AzNF-CP1.png 14.AzNF-CP2.png 13.AzNF-CP3.png 12.AzNF-CLT.png 11.AzNF-SLT.png 10.AzNF-LT.png 9.AzNF-JLT.png No equivalent
admiral vitse-admiral kontr-admiral birinci dәrәcәli kapitan ikinci dәrәcәli kapitan üçüncü dәrәcәli kapitan kapitan-leytenant baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzAF-CG.png 17.AzAF-LG.png 16.AzAF-MG.png 15.AzAF-COL.png 14.AzAF-LTC.png 13.AzLF-MAJ.png 12.AzLF-CPT.png 11.AzAF-SLT.png 10.AzAF-LT.png 9.AzLF-JLT.png Unknown
General-polkovnik General-leytenant General-mayor Polkovnik Polkovnik-leytenant Mayor Kapitan Baş leytenant Leytenant Kiçik leytenant
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
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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8.AzLF-CWO.png 7.AzLF-WO.png 6.AzLF-MSG.png 5.AzLF-SSG.png 4.AzLF-SGT.png 3.AzLF-CPL.png No equivalent 2.AzLF-PFC.png 1.AzLF-PV.png
baş gizir gizir kiçik gizir baş çavuş çavuş kiçik çavuş baş әsgәr әsgәr
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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8.AzNF-CWO.png 7.AzNF-WO.png 6.AzNF-CPO.png 5.AzNF-PO1.png 4.AzNF-PO2.png 3.AzNF-PO3.png No equivalent 2.AzNF-SFC.png 1.AzNF-SM.png
Baş miçman Miçman Kiçik miçman Birinci starşina Ikinci starşina Üçüncü starşina Baş dәnizçi Dәnizçi
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman 1st Class Seaman
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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8.AzAF-CWO.png 7.AzAF-WO.png 6.AzAF-MSG.png 5.AzAF-SSG.png 4.AzAF-SGT.png 3.AzAF-CPL.png No equivalent 2.AzAF-PFC.png 1.AzAF-PV.png
Baş gizir Gizir Кiçik gizir Baş çavuş Ҫavuş Кiçik çavuş Baş әsgәr Әsgәr
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Azerbaijani Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Silahlı Qüvvələri) were re-established according to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Armed Forces from 9 October 1991. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) had originally formed its own armed forces from 26 June 1918. However these were dissolved after Azerbaijan was absorbed into the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic from 28 April 1920. After the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991–92 the armed forces were reformed based on Soviet bases and equipment left on Azeri soil.

The armed forces have three branches: the Azerbaijani Land Forces, the Azerbaijani Air and Air Defence Force, and the Azerbaijani Navy. Associated forces include the Azerbaijani National Guard, the Internal Troops of Azerbaijan, and the State Border Service, which can be involved in state defense under certain circumstances.

According to the Azerbaijani media sources the military expenditures of Azerbaijan for 2009 were set at $2.46 billion USD, however according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, only $1.473 billion was spent in that year. IISS also suggests that the defence budget in 2009 was $1.5 billion. The Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan supervises the design, manufacturing, regulation and maintenance of military equipment. In the future, Azerbaijan hopes to start building tanks, armored vehicles, military planes and military helicopters.The incumbent Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan is Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, who succeeded Safar Abiyev.

Outline of Azerbaijan

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Azerbaijan:

Azerbaijan – largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, and one of the most progressive and secular Islamic societies. It is a democratic republic, and is among the Muslim countries where support for secularism and tolerance is the highest, especially against Armenians.

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