Military ranks of Bahrain

The Military ranks of Bahrain are the military insignia used by the Bahrain Defence Force. Being a former British protectorate, Bahrain shares a rank structure similar to that of United Kingdom.

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
Bahrain Bahrain
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15.RBLF-FM.svg 14.RBLF-GEN.svg 13.RBLF-LG.svg 12.RBLF-MG.svg 11.RBLF-BG.svg 10.RBLF-COL.svg 09.RBLF-LTC.svg 08.RBLF-MAJ.svg 07.RBLF-CPT.svg 06.RBLF-1LT.svg 05.RBLF-2LT.svg No equivalent
Field Marshal
(مشیر)
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)
Bahrain Bahrain
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Fleet
Admiral
(مشیر)
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)
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15.RBAF-FM.svg 14.RBAF-GEN.svg 13.RBAF-LG.svg 12.RBAF-MG.svg 11.RBAF-BG.svg 10.RBAF-COL.svg 09.RBAF-LTC.svg 08.RBAF-MAJ.svg 07.RBAF-CPT.svg 06.RBAF-1LT.svg 05.RBAF-2LT.svg No equivalent
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
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
Bahrain Bahrain
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No equivalent
04.RBLF-MSG No equivalent 03.RBLF-SGT 02.RBLF-CPL 01.RBLF-LCPL No equivalent No insignia
Master Sergeant
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عريف
Lance Corporal
جندی اول
Private
جندي‎‎
Bahrain Bahrain
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No equivalent
04.RBNF-MSG No equivalent 03.RBNF-SGT 02.RBNF-CPL 01.RBNF-LCPL No equivalent
Master Sergeant
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Lance Corporal
جندی اول
Bahrain Bahrain
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No equivalent
04.RBAF-MSG No equivalent 03.RBAF-SGT 02.RBAF-CPL 01.RBAF-LCPL No equivalent No insignia
Master Sergeant
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Lance Corporal
جندی اول
Private
جندي‎‎
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Bahrain Defence Force

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is the national service of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is under the command of Bahrain's Ministry of Defence and is under the leadership of a commander-in-chief who holds the rank of field marshal.

It numbers about 13,000 personnel and consists of the Royal Bahraini Air Force, Royal Bahraini Army, Royal Bahraini Navy and the Royal Guard. Apart from the BDF, the public security forces and the Coast Guard report to the Ministry of Interior.

In January 2008, the Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was appointed as the Deputy Supreme Commander, while Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the BDF. BDF's Chief of Staff is Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi.

Outline of Bahrain

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

Bahrain – Islamic sovereign island nation located in the Persian Gulf. In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British, Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. Following the withdrawal of the British from the region in the late 1960s, Bahrain declared independence in 1971. Formerly a state, Bahrain was declared a "Kingdom" in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia population.

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