Ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces

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The following table lists the ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces.

Officers (OF 1 - 10)[edit]



NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Albania Albania
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No Equivalent Gjeneral Gjenerallejtnant Gjeneralmajor Gjeneralbrigad Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger No Equivalent No Equivalent

Belgium Belgium
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No Equivalent BE-Air Force-OF9.svg BE-Air Force-OF8.svg BE-Air Force-OF7.svg BE-Air Force-OF6.svg BE-Air Force-OF5.svg BE-Air Force-OF4.svg BE-Air Force-OF3.svg
BE-Air Force-OF2a.svg BE-Air Force-OF2b.svg
Capitaine-commandant Capitaine
Kapitein-commandant Kapitein
BE-Air Force-OF1a.svg BE-Air Force-OF1b.svg No Equivalent No Equivalent
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Luitenant Onderluitenant



 Bulgaria
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No Equivalent Rank insignia of Генерал of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Генерал-майор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Бригаден генерал of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Полковник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Подполковник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Майор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Капитан of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Air forces.png No equivalent
генерал генерал-лейтенант генерал-майор бригаден генерал полковник подполковник майор капитан старши лейтенант лейтенант Офицерски кандидат

Canada Canada CDN-Air Force-Gen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Air Force-LGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Air Force-MGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Air Force-BGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Air Force-Col.svg CDN-Air Force-LCol.svg CDN-Air Force-Maj.svg CDN-Air Force-Capt.svg CDN-Air Force-Lt.svg CDN-Air Force-2Lt.svg CDN-Air Force-OCdt.svg
No Equivalent General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant No Equivalent Officer Cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier

 Croatia (Edit)
Naramenica službene odore stožernog generala HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala zbora HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore brigadnog generala HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore brigadira HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore satnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore natporučnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore poručnika HRZ i PZO.svg No equivalent No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik

 Czech Republic (Edit) No Equivalent No Equivalent
armádní generál generálporučík generálmajor brigádní generál plukovník podplukovník major kapitán nadporučík poručík podporučík

Denmark Denmark
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No equivalent RDAF Gen.svg RDAF Lt Gen.svg RDAF Maj Gen.svg RDAF Brig Gen.svg RDAF Col.svg RDAF Lt Col.svg RDAF Maj.svg RDAF Capt.svg RDAF 1st Lt.svg RDAF Fly Off.svg RDAF 2nd Lt.svg No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant

 France
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No equivalent French Air Force-général d'armée aérienne.svg French Air Force-général de corps aérien.svg French Air Force-général de division aérienne.svg French Air Force-général de brigade aérienne.svg French Air Force-colonel.svg French Air Force-lieutenant-colonel.svg French Air Force-commandant.svg French Air Force-capitaine.svg French Air Force-lieutenant.svg French Air Force-sous-lieutenant.svg French Air Force-aspirant.svg French Air Force-élève officier.svg
Général d´armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier

Germany Germany
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No Equivalent LD B 64 General.svg
LA OS5 64 General.svg
General
LD B 63 Generalleutnant.svg
LA OS3 63 Generalleutnant.svg
Generalleutnant
LD B 62 Generalmajor.svg
LA OS5 62 Generalmajor.svg
Generalmajor
LD B 61 Brigadegeneral.svg
LA OS5 61 Brigadegeneral.svg
Brigadegeneral
LD B 53 Oberst.svg
LA OS5 53 Oberst.svg
Oberst
LD B 52 Oberstleutnant.svg
LA OS5 52 Oberstleutnant.svg
Oberstleutnant
LD B 51 Major.svg
LA OS5 51 Major.svg
Major
LD B 44 Stabshauptmann.svg
LA OS5 44 Stabshauptmann.svg
Stabshauptmann
LD B 43 Hauptmann.svg
LA OS5 43 Hauptmann.svg
Hauptmann
LD B 42 Oberleutnant.svg
LA OS5 42 Oberleutnant.svg
Oberleutnant
LD B 41 Leutnant.svg
LA OS5 41 Leutnant.svg
Leutnant
LA OS5 33a Oberfähnrich.svg
Oberfähnrich
LA OS5 31a Fähnrich.svg
Fähnrich
LA OS5 21a Fahnenjunker.svg
Fahnenjunker
Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver cord indicating cadet's career

Greece Greece
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No equivalent Hellenic Air Force OF-9.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-8.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-7.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-6.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-5.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-4.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-3.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-2.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-1A.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-1B.svg No equivalent No equivalent
Πτέραρχος Αντιπτέραρχος Υποπτέραρχος Ταξίαρχος Σμήναρχος Αντισμήναρχος Επισμηναγός Σμηναγός Υποσμηναγός Ανθυποσμηναγός
Pterarchos Antipterarchos Ypopterarchos Taxiarchos Sminarchos Antisminarchos Episminagos Sminagos Yposminagos Anthyposminagos

 Iceland
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No Air Force

Italy Italy
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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-OF3.png IT-Airforce-OF2.png IT-Airforce-OF1.png No equivalent No equivalent
generale
awarded only to the Chief of Defense Staff
generale di squadra aerea con incarichi speciali generale di squadra aerea generale di divisione aerea generale di brigata aerea colonnello tenente colonnello maggiore capitano tenente sottotenente

 Luxembourg
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No Air Force

Netherlands Netherlands
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No equivalent Nl-luchtmacht-generaal.svg Nl-luchtmacht-luitenant generaal.svg Nl-luchtmacht-generaal majoor.svg Nl-luchtmacht-commodore.svg Nl-luchtmacht-kolonel.svg Nl-luchtmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-luchtmacht-majoor.svg Nl-luchtmacht-kapitein.svg Nl-luchtmacht-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-luchtmacht-tweede luitenant.svg Nl-luchtmacht-vaandrig.svg No equivalent
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Commodore Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein Eerste-luitenant Tweede-luitenant Vaandrig

Norway Norway
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No Equivalent NOR OF9.png
General
NOR OF8.png
Generalløytnant
NOR OF7.png
Generalmajor
NOR OF6.png
Brigader
NOR OF5.png
Oberst
NOR OF4.png
Oberstløytnant
NOR OF3.png
Major
NOR OF2.png
Kaptein / Rittmester
NOR OF1.png
Løytnant
FenrikOF1.png
Fenrik
No Equivalent No Equivalent

Poland Poland
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Rank insignia of generał of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of generał broni of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of generał dywizji of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of generał brygady of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of pułkownik of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of podpułkownik of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of major of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of kapitan of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of porucznik of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of podporucznik of the Air Force of Poland.svg No equivalent Various
Marszałek Polski1 Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży

 Portugal
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General t.jpg TenGen t.jpg Majorgen t.jpg Brigadeiro t.jpg Cor t.jpg TCor t.jpg Major t.jpg Cap t.jpg Ten t.jpg Alf t.jpg Aspof2 t.jpg Vários
Marechal1 General Tenente-
-General
Major-
-General
Brigadeiro-
-General
Coronel Tenente-
-Coronel
Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial Cadete-
-Aluno

Romania Romania
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RO-Airforce-OF-9s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-8s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-7s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-6s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-5s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-4s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-3s.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-2as.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-2bs.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-1s.PNG No Equivalent No Equivalent
RO-Airforce-OF-9.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-8.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-7.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-6.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-5.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-4.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-3.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-2a.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-2b.PNG RO-Airforce-OF-1.PNG
Mareşal1 General General-locotenent General-maior General de flotilă aeriană Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Spain Spain
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1a.png 2a.png 3a.png 4a.png 5a.png 6a.png 7ab.png 8a.png 9a.png 10ab.png 11ab.png 14ab.png 16ab.png
Capitán GeneralNote General del Aire Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Oficial Cadete Alumno
Note Rank reserved to H.M. The King of Spain.

Turkey Turkey
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Mareşal Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Öğrenci

United Kingdom United Kingdom
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RAF-MRAF-OF-10.png
Marshal of the RAF shoulder Board.png
RAF-ACM-OF-9.png RAF-AM-OF-8.png RAF-AVM-OF-7.png RAF-Air Cdre-OF-6.png RAF-Gp Capt-OF-5.png RAF-Wg Cdr-OF-4.png RAF-Sqn Ldr-OF-3.png RAF-Flt Lt-OF-2.png RAF-Fg Off-OF-1.png RAF-Plt Off-OF-1.png RAF-OC-SO.png
Marshal of the Royal Air Force1 Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Acting Pilot Officer Officer Cadet



United States United States
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US-O11 insignia.svg US-O10 insignia.svg US-O9 insignia.svg US-O8 insignia.svg US-O7 insignia.svg US-O6 insignia.svg US-O5 insignia.svg US-O4 insignia.svg US-O3 insignia.svg US-O2 insignia.svg US-O1 insignia.svg Various Various
General of the Air Force1 General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Cadet
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
  • 1 Honorary/War time rank.

Note that the NATO officer rank codes (OF-1 to OF-10) are differently numbered from the US officer rank codes (O-1 to O-11).

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