Military ranks of Zimbabwe

The Military ranks of Zimbabwe are the military insignia used by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. Being a former British colony, Zimbabwe shares a rank structure similar to that of United Kingdom. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

Commissioned Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the ground forces, 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
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OF-9.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-8.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-7.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-6.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-5.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-4.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-3.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-2.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1b.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg CDN-Air Force-Gen.svg CDN-Air Force-Col.svg CDN-Air Force-LCol.svg CDN-Air Force-Maj.svg CDN-Air Force-Capt.svg CDN-Air Force-2Lt.svg CDN-Air Force-OCdt.svg No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Air Lieutenant Air Sub 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 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
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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None Coat of arms of Zimbabwe None Zimbabwe-Army-OR-7 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Regimental sergeant major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
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None None None None British RAF OR-6 No equivalent British RAF OR-4 No equivalent British RAF OR-3 British RAF OR-2b No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Master sergeant Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Senior aircraftman Leading aircraftman Aircraftman
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Zimbabwe-AirForce-OR-7c

Master technician

References

Zimbabwe Defence Forces

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) are composed of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). As a landlocked country, Zimbabwe has no navy. The most senior commander of the ZDF is General Philip Valerio Sibanda. At the time of independence after the Rhodesian Bush War, the then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe declared that integrating Zimbabwe's three armed forces would be one of Zimbabwe's top priorities. The existing Rhodesian Army was combined with the two guerrilla armies; the 20,000-strong Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) forces of Zimbabwe African National Union-PF and the 15,000-strong Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) forces of PF-Zimbabwe African People's Union. The current manpower stands at an estimated strength of 29,000 in the Army, and an estimated 4000 in the Air Force. Since the Rhodesian Bush War the armed forces has been mostly involved with the suppression of non-state armed cells in a number of operations.

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