Malaysian military ranks

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The following tables present the ranks of the Malaysian Armed Forces.[1]

Ranks of Malaysian Armed Forces[edit]

Officer[2][edit]

Grade
(as on 2013[3])
TDM ranks
(Army)
TLDM ranks
(Navy)
TUDM ranks
(Air Force)
Estimated basic salary
(as on 2007, per month)
Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal[4]
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana Armada[4]
Marshal of the Air Force
Marsyal TUDM[4]
RM 50 700[5][6]
RM 50 000[7]
VUZ 3 (Turus 2)
VUZ 5 (Utama A)
General
Jeneral[8]
Admiral[8]
Laksamana
General[8]
Jeneral
RM 9 700 (VUZA 3)
RM 7 900 (VUZA 5)
VUZ 6 (Utama B) Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
RM 7 200
VUZ 7 (Utama C) Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
RM 6 700
Z 28 (54) Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Commodore
Laksamana Pertama
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
RM 5 900
Z 26 (52) Colonel
Kolonel
Captain
Kepten
Colonel
Kolonel
RM 5 300
Z 24 (48) Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Commander
Komander
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
RM 4 400
Z 22 (46A) Major
Mejar
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan Komander
Major
Mejar
RM 3 100
Z 19/20 (44) Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Captain
Kapten
RM 2 100
Z 17/18 (41) Lieutenant
Leftenan
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant
Leftenan
RM 1 800
Z 15 (41) Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Sublieutenant
Leftenan Muda
RM 1 500
Z 15 Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
RM 1 000

Enlisted[9][edit]

Grade
(as on 2013[3])
TDM ranks TLDM ranks acan ranks Estimated basic salary
(as on 2012, per month)
Z 12 (38) First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
RM 3 200
Z 10 (36) Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
RM 2 700
Z 8 (32) Staff Sergeant
'Staff Sarjan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Kanan
Flight Sergeant
Flait Sarjan
RM 2 000
Z 6 (29) Sergeant
Sarjan
Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Sergeant
Sarjan
RM 1 650
Z 4 (22) Corporal
Koperal
Leading Rate
Laskar Kanan
Corporal
Koperal Udara
RM 1 550
Z 2 (20) Lance Corporal
Lans Koperal
First/Second Seaman
Laskar Kelas 1/2
Senior Aircraftman
Laskar Kanan
RM 1 400
Z 1 (17) Private
Prebet
Junior Seaman
Laskar Muda
First/Second Airman
Laskar Kelas 1/2
RM 1 000
Recruit
Rekrut
Seaman Recruit
Perajurit Muda
Airman Recruit
Rekrut
RM 800

Rank Table[edit]

This table shows the rank structure and epaulette insignia since 1963 until today.

Category Army Royal Navy Royal Air Force
Commander-in-Chief
Pemerintah Tertinggi
Field Marshal of Malaysian Army.png
Field Marshal
(Fil Marsyal)
Admiral of the Fleet insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Admiral of the Fleet
(Laksamana Armada)
Marshal insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Marshal of the Air Force
(Marsyal Tentera Udara)
General Officers
Pengawai Tinggi
General of Malaysian Army.png
General
(Jeneral)
Laksamana insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Admiral
(Laksamana)
General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
General
(Jeneral)
Lieutenant General of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant General
(Leftenan Jeneral)
Vice Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Vice Admiral
(Laksamana Madya)
Lieutenant General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant General
(Leftenan Jeneral)
Major General insignia of Malaysian Army.png
Major General
(Mejar Jeneral)
Rear Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Rear Admiral
(Laksamana Muda)
Major General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Major General
(Mejar Jeneral)
Brigadier General insignia of Malaysian Army.png
Brigadier General
(Brigedier Jeneral)
First Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Commodore
(Laksamana Pertama)
Brigadier General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Brigadier General
(Brigedier Jeneral)
Senior Officers
Pengawai Kanan
Colonel of Malaysian Army.png
Colonel
(Kolonel)
Captain of RMN.png
Captain
(Captain)
Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Colonel
(Kolonel)
Lieutenant Colonel of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant Colonel
(Leftenan Kolonel)
Commander of RMN.png
Commander
(Komander)
Lieutenant Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant Colonel
(Leftenan Kolonel)
Major of Malaysian Army.png
Major
(Mejar)
Lieutenant Commander of RMN.png
Lieutenant Commander
(Leftenan Komander)
Major of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Major
(Mejar)
Junior Officers
Pengawai Muda
Captain of Malaysian Army.png
Captain
(Kapten)
Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Lieutenant
(Leftenan)
Captain of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Captain
(Kapten)
Lieutenant of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant
(Leftenan)
Sublieutenant of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Sub-lieutenant
(Leftenan Madya)
Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant
(Leftenan)
Second Lieutenant of Malaysian Army.png
Second Lieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)
Junior Sublieutenant of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Junior Sublieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)
2nd Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Sublieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)
Officer Cadets
Pengawai Kadet
Midshipman of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Midshipman
(Kadet Kanan)
No Insignia
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
Officer Cadet of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
No Insignia
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
Warrant Officers
Pengawai Waran

Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)
Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)

Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)
Warrant Officer 2nd class of Malaysian Army.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Warrant Officer II insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Non-Commissioned Officers
Pengawai Tanpa Tauliah
Staff Sgt of MA.png
Staff Sergeant
(Staff Sarjan)

Chief Petty Officer
(Bintara Kanan)
Flight Sgt of RMAF.png
Flight Sergeant
(Flait Sarjan)
Sgt of MA.png
Sergeant
(Sarjan)

Petty Officer
(Bintara Muda)
Air Sgt of RMAF.png
Air Sergeant
(Sarjan Udara)
Cpl of MA.png
Corporal
(Korporal)

Leading Rate
(Laskar Kanan)
Air Cpl of RMAF.png
Air Corporal
(Korporal Udara)
Lc Cpl of MA.png
Lance Corporal
(Lans Korporal)

Able Seaman
(Laskar Kelas Pertama)
Snr Aircraftman of RMAF.png
Leading Aircraftman
(Laskar Udara Kanan)

Ordinary Seaman
(Laskar Kelas Kedua)
No Insignia
Aircraftman First Class
(Laskar Udara Kelas Pertama)
No Insignia
Private
(Prebet)

Seaman
(Laskar Muda)
No Insignia
Aircraftman Second Class
(Laskar Udara Kelas Kedua)
No Insignia
Recruit
(Rekrut)
No Insignia
Seaman Recruit
(Perajurit Muda)
No Insignia
Recruit
(Perajurit Muda)

Commander-in-Chief[edit]

Further information: Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces

Field Marshal of Malaysian Army, Air Force Marshal, and Admiral of the Fleet is only served for Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King) or the state Rulers.

Other military-based organization ranks[edit]

  • RELA Corps and TSNJ ranks is equal to Army ranks, but the RELA Corps and TSNJ ranking grades is different. TSNJ has their own service grade and basic salary scale. While RELA Corps has their own basic salary and allowance scale, but RELA Corps has no fixed service grade.
  • MMEA ranks is equal to Royal Navy ranks, but MMEA has their own service grade and basic salary scale.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pangkat-pangkat Dalam ATM" (in Malay). Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jadual Gaji Matriks untuk Pegawai Senarai Tugas Am ATM" (in Malay). Malaysian Army. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Pangkat dalam ATM, PDRM disetara dengan perkhidmatan awam". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Karangkraf. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Sultan of Selangor is the Honorary Fleet Admiral of TLDM, Sultan of Pahang is the Marshal of TUDM, while the other State Monarchs is Marshals of TDM.
  5. ^ His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong holds this rank but they get his emolument as the national sovereign, not as the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Force.
  6. ^ "Elaun Yang Dipertuan Agong, Sultan Dan Kerabat Diraja Malaysia". Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Their Royal Highnesses the State Monarchs receive their emoluments as the State Monarch.
  8. ^ a b c VUZA 3 is the service grade for the Chief of Defence Force, while VUZA 5 is the service grade for the Commander of Army, Commander of Air Force and Commander of Navy.
  9. ^ "Tangga Gaji Baru 2012 SBPA – ATM antara yang bakal mendapat durian runtuh?" (in Malay). Retrieved 9 February 2012.