Italian Air Force ranks

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The rank insignia of the Italian Air Force are worn on jackets and mantels sleeves.

Rank structure[edit]

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Warning: The table below shows a simple literal translation of the Italian Air Force military ranks into English language,
DOES NOT represent a military ranks comparisons among NATO armed forces as officially stated by the - STANAG 2116.

Officers[edit]

Italian Air Force ranks hierarchy
Category Generals Senior officers Junior officers
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 Subaltern officers

OF-1

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(cuff)
IT-Airforce-OF-10.png IT-Airforce-OF-9s.png IT-Airforce-OF-9.png IT-Airforce-OF-8.png IT-Airforce-OF-7.png IT-Airforce-OF-5.png IT-Airforce-OF-4.png IT-Airforce-OF-3.png IT-Airforce-OF3s.png IT-Airforce-OF3.png IT-Airforce-OF2.png IT-Airforce-OF1.png
Italian rank name
generale1 generale
di squadra aerea
(i.s.)2
generale
di squadra
aerea
generale
di divisione
aerea
generale
di brigata
aerea
colonnello tenente
colonnello

maggiore
primo
capitano

capitano tenente sottotenente
English rank name translation general air squadron general (s.a.) air squadron general air divisional general air brigade general colonel lieutenant colonel major first captain captain lieutenant sublieutenant

Notes:
1 The rank of "generale" (general) is assigned to the only air force officer promoted as marshal of the defense staff.

2 The rank of "generale di squadra aerea con incarichi speciali" (air squadron general with special assignments) is assigned to the air force officer promoted as marshal of the air force staff and/or as secretary of defense.

Non-commissioned officers[edit]

Category Sub-officers Ratings Enlisted
Role Marshals Sergeants Permanent service volunteers Temporary service volunteers
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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Italian rank name

English rank name translation
Rank insignia of primo maresciallo luogotenente of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo maresciallo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di prima classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di seconda classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di terza classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente maggiore capo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente maggiore of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente of the Italian Air Force.svg
Rank insignia of primo aviere capo scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere capo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of aviere capo of the Italian Air Force.svg
Rank insignia of primo aviere of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of aviere scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg
No insignia
primo
maresciallo
luogotenente


first
marshal lieutnant
primo
maresciallo



first
marshal
maresciallo
di 1ª
classe


marshal
1st
class
maresciallo
di 2ª
classe


marshal
2nd
class
maresciallo
di 3ª
classe


marshal
3rd
class
sergente
maggiore
capo


chief
sergeant
major
sergente
maggiore


sergeant
major
sergente



sergeant
1º aviere capo
scelto


1st chosen chief
airman
1º aviere capo


1st chief airman
1º aviere scelto

1st chosen airman
aviere capo

chief airman
primo
aviere



1st airman
aviere
scelto



chosen airman
aviere2



airman

Notes:
1 The function of "luogotenente" (lieutenant) is not a rank but a position attributed only to NCO's with the rank of "primo maresciallo" (first marshal) with at least 15 years of permanence in it.

2 No rank insignia, airmen just wears category or specialty badge.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Decreto legislativo 15 marzo 2010 n.66
  • NATO – STANAG 2116 ed. 6, 25 February 2010

See also[edit]