Military ranks of Maldives

The Military ranks of Maldives are based on the traditional British military system and U.S. military system. The highest flag rank ever awarded was that of lieutenant general, in a non-military capacity to the previous Defence Minister Abdul Sattar, although the president being the commander in chief used to hold the rank of general in a non-military capacity. However, after the restructuring efforts in 2012, the highest military rank in Maldives National Defence Force is set to Major General Rank, designated to the Chief of Defence Force. [1]



The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army and Coast Guard respectively.

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
Maldives Maldives
No equivalent Maldives Army OF-9.svg Maldives Army OF-8.svg Maldives Army OF-7.svg Maldives Army OF-6.svg Maldives Army OF-5.svg Maldives Army OF-4.svg Maldives Army OF-3.svg Maldives Army OF-2.svg Maldives Army OF-1b.svg Maldives Army OF-1a.svg Maldives Army OF-D.svg
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate
Maldives Maldives
No equivalent
Maldives-Navy-OF-5.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-4.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-3.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-2.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-1b.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-1a.svg None.svg
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate

Warrant officer corps

Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5
Maldives Maldives
US-Army-WO1.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW5.svg
Warrant Officer Grade 1 Warrant Officer Grade 2 Warrant Officer Grade 3 Warrant Officer Grade 4 Chief Warrant Officer


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

NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Maldives Maldives
None None None None Maldives-Army-OR-7 Maldives-Army-OR-6 Maldives-Army-OR-5 Maldives-Army-OR-4 Maldives-Army-OR-3 No equivalent No insignia
Sergeant Major of the Defence Force Command Sergeant Major Sergeant Major First Sergeant Sergeant First Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1


  1. ^ "Ranks Used". MNDF. Archived from the original on November 18, 2011.
Maldives National Defence Force

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF, Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޤައުމީ ދިފާއީ ބާރު) is the combined security organisation responsible for defending the security and sovereignty of the Maldives, having the primary task of being responsible for attending to all internal and external security needs of the Maldives, including the protection of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the maintenance of peace and security.

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