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) Pak-air-force-OF-9.svg UK-Air-OF9.svg OF-9
Air Marshal (3-Star) Pak-air-force-OF-8.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg OF-8
Air Vice Marshal (2-Star) Pak-air-force-OF-7.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg OF-7
Air Commodore (1-Star) Pak-air-force-OF-6.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg OF-6
Group Captain Pak-air-force-OF-5.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg OF-5
Wing Commander Pak-air-force-OF-4.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg OF-4
Squadron Leader Pak-air-force-OF-3.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg OF-3
Flight Lieutenant Pak-air-force-OF-2.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg OF-2
Flying Officer Pak-air-force-OF-1b.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg OF-1
Pilot Officer Pak-air-force-OF-1a.svg 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
Senior Technician Pak-air-force-OR-6.svg OR-6
Corporal Technician Pak-air-force-OR-5.svg OR-4
Junior Technician Pak-air-force-OR-3.svg OR-3
Senior Aircraftman Pak-air-force-OR-2b.svg OR-2
Leading Aircraftman Pak-air-force-OR-2a.svg OR-2
Aircraftman Pak-air-force-OR-1.svg OR-1

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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