Air Force ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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The Ranks of Pakistan Air Force are primarily based on Royal Air Force rank structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ. Insignia for officer ranks were changed from the British influenced ranks to a Turkish style one on 5 July 2006.[1]

Officer ranks[edit]

Officer rank badges are displayed on the shoulders, while the former insignia are today only wore on the sleeves.

PAF Ranks [2] Current insignia Former insignia NATO Equivalent Details
Marshal of the Air Force (5-Star) OF-10 Never awarded
Air Chief Marshal (4-Star) ACM Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF9.svg OF-9
Air Marshal (3-Star) AM Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF8.svg OF-8
Air Vice Marshal (2-Star) AVM Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF7.svg OF-7
Air Commodore (1-Star) Air Cdre Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF6.svg OF-6
Group Captain Gp Capt Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF5.svg OF-5
Wing Commander Wg Cdr Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF4.svg OF-4
Squadron Leader Sqn Ldr Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF3.svg OF-3
Flight Lieutenant Flt Lt Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF2.svg OF-2
Flying Officer Flag of Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF1A.svg OF-1
Pilot Officer Plt Off Pakistan Air Force.png UK-Air-OF1B.svg OF-1

Junior Commissioned Officers[edit]

PAF Pakistan Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer Chief Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Assistant Warrant Officer Asst. Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG

Non-Commissioned Officers[edit]

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank badges are displayed on arms.

PAF Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Technician OR-9
Senior Technician Senior Technician Pakistan Air Force.jpg OR-9
Corporal Technician Corporal Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG OR-8
Junior Technician Junior Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG OR-7
Senior Aircraftman Senior Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG OR-5, OR-6
Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG OR-4
Aircraftman Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG OR-3, OR-2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PAF changes officers' rank insignia". The News. 6 July 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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