Military ranks of Yemen

The Military ranks of Yemen are the military insignia used by the Republic of Yemen Armed Forces, which are based on the British insignia used by the Yemen Arab Republic and the former Federation of South Arabia, later the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, whose armed forces used Soviet styled insignia of the British pattern.

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
Yemen Yemen
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Yemen-Army-OF-10.svg Yemen-Army-OF-9.svg Yemen-Army-OF-8.svg Yemen-Army-OF-7.svg Yemen-Army-OF-6.svg Yemen-Army-OF-5.svg Yemen-Army-OF-4.svg Yemen-Army-OF-3.svg Yemen-Army-OF-2.svg Yemen-Army-OF-1b.svg Yemen-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Yemen Yemen
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No equivalent
12.YN-CDRE.svg 11.YN-CAPT.svg 10.YN-CMDR.svg 09.YN-LTCM.svg 08.YN-LT.svg 07.YN-LTJG.svg 06.YN-ENS.svg No equivalent
Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim Thani
(ملازم)
Yemen Yemen
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16.YAF-AM.svg 15.YAF-GEN.svg 14.YAF-LG.svg 13.YAF-MG.svg 12.YAF-BG.svg 11.YAF-COL.svg 10.YAF-LTC.svg 09.YAF-MAJ.svg 08.YAF-CAPT.svg 07.YAF-1LT.svg 06.YAF-2LT.svg No equivalent
Marshal of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 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 commissioned officers 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
Yemen Yemen
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Yemen-Army-OR-9.svg No equivalent Yemen-Army-OR-7 Yemen-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Yemen-Army-OR-4 Yemen-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
Yemen Yemen
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05.YN-WO.svg No equivalent
04.YN-PO1 03.YN-PO2 02.YN-PO3 01.YN-SM No equivalent
Warrant Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman
Yemen Yemen
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05.YAF-MSG.svg No equivalent
04.YAF-TSG 03.YAF-SSG 02.YAF-SAM 01.YAF-AFC No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Senior Airman Airman First Class Airman
جندي‎‎
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Outline of Yemen

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

Yemen – sovereign country located on the southern portion of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. With a population of more than 20 million people, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North, the Red Sea to the West, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the South, and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 415 kilometres (259 miles) to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia. Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula.

Republic of Yemen Armed Forces

The Armed Forces of Yemen includes the Yemen Army (including the Republican Guard), Navy (includes Marines), 1st Armored Division, and the Yemeni Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Yamaniya, which includes the Air Defense Force) (2008). A major reorganization of the armed forces continues. The unified air forces and air defenses are now under one command. The navy is concentrated in Aden. The Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen joined to form the Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990.

The supreme commander of the armed forces is Field Marshal Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the President of the Republic of Yemen.

The number of military personnel in Yemen is relatively high; in sum, Yemen has the second largest military force on the Arabian Peninsula after Saudi Arabia. In 2012, total active troops were estimated as follows: army, 66,700; navy, 7,000; and air force, 5,000. In September 2007, the government announced the reinstatement of compulsory military service. Yemen's defense budget, which in 2006 represented approximately 40 percent of the total government budget, is expected to remain high for the near term, as the military draft takes effect and internal security threats continue to escalate.

Yemen used child soldiers between 2001 and 2004. Child soldiers were also used by organized forces and tribal militia as of 2011.Since the 2014 civil war, the armed forces have been divided to loyalists of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and pro-government forces of president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

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