Military ranks of United Arab Emirates

The Military ranks of United Arab Emirates are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of UAE. Being a former British protectorate, United Arab Emirates 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
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 15-UAEA-GEN.svg 14-UAEA-LG.svg 13-UAEA-MG.svg 12-UAEA-BG.svg 11-UAEA-COL.svg 10-UAEA-LTC.svg 09-UAEA-MAJ.svg 08-UAEA-CAPT.svg 07-UAEA-1LT.svg 06-UAEA-2LT.svg No equivalent
Fariq Awwal
(فريق أول‎‎)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwa
(لواء)
Amid
(عميد)
Aqid
(عقيد)
Muqaddam
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Mulazim Awwal
(ملازم أول)
Mulazim
(ملازم)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 15-UAEN-GEN.svg 14-UAEN-LG.svg 13-UAEN-MG.svg 12-UAEN-BG.svg 11-UAEN-COL.svg 10-UAEN-LTC.svg 09-UAEN-MAJ.svg 08-UAEN-CAPT.svg 07-UAEN-1LT.svg 06-UAEN-2LT.svg No equivalent
Fariq Awwal
(فريق أول‎‎)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwa
(لواء)
Amid
(عميد)
Aqid
(عقيد)
Muqaddam
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Mulazim Awwal
(ملازم أول)
Mulazim
(ملازم)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 15-UAEAF-GEN.svg 14-UAEAF-LG.svg 13-UAEAF-MG.svg 12-UAEAF-BG.svg 11-UAEAF-COL.svg 10-UAEAF-LTC.svg 09-UAEAF-MAJ.svg 08-UAEAF-CAPT.svg 07-UAEAF-1LT.svg 06-UAEAF-2LT.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
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
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 05-UAEA-MSG.svg 04-UAEA-SFC.svg No equivalent 03-UAEA-SGT.svg 02-UAEA-CPL.svg No equivalent 01-UAEA-PFC.svg No insignia
Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 05-UAEN-MSG.svg 04-UAEN-SFC.svg No equivalent 03-UAEN-SGT.svg 02-UAEN-CPL.svg No equivalent 01-UAEN-PFC.svg No insignia
Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 05-UAEAF-MSG.svg 04-UAEAF-SFC.svg No equivalent 03-UAEAF-SGT.svg 02-UAEAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 01-UAEAF-PFC.svg No insignia
Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

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.

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة Al-Quwwāt al-Musallaḥa li-Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyyah al-Muttaḥidah) is the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates and has primary responsibility for the defence of all seven emirates. It consists of approximately 63,000 personnel, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces was formed in 1951 as the historic Trucial Oman Scouts, a long symbol of public order in Eastern Arabia. Since its formation, the armed forces have been deployed in various military and humanitarian missions. As a result of its active and effective military role despite its small active personnel, the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces is commonly nicknamed as "Little Sparta" by United States Armed Forces General and former US defense secretary James Mattis.

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