Malaysian military ranks

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

Ranks of the Malaysian Armed Forces[edit]

Officer[2][edit]

Grade
(as of 2013[3])
Malaysian Army
TDM
Royal Malaysian Navy
TLDM
Royal Malaysian Air Force
TUDM
Estimated basic salary
(as of 2007, per month)
Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal[4]
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana Armada[4]
Marshal of the Air Force
Marsyal TUDM[4]
RM 50,700.00[5][6]
RM 50,000.00[7]
VUZ 3 (Turus 2)
VUZ 5 (Utama A)
General
Jeneral[8]
Admiral[8]
Laksamana
General[8]
Jeneral
RM 8,596.86 - RM 17,573.42
VUZ 6 (Utama B) Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
RM 7,946.10 - RM 16,122.40
VUZ 7 (Utama C) Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
RM 7,289.95 - RM 14,791.13
Z 28 (54) Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Commodore
Laksamana Pertama
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
RM 6,701.00 - RM 12,304.00
Z 26 (52) Colonel
Kolonel
Captain
Kepten
Colonel
Kolonel
RM 5,968.00 - RM 11,624.00
Z 24 (48) Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Commander
Komander
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
RM 5,218.00 - RM 11,014.00
Z 22 (46A) Major
Mejar
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan Komander
Major
Mejar
RM 4,210.00 - RM 10,449.00
Z 19/20 (44) Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Captain
Kapten
RM 3,855.00 - RM 9,924.00
Z 17/18 (41) Lieutenant
Leftenan
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant
Leftenan
RM 3,061.00 - RM 9,394.00
Z 15 (41) Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Sublieutenant
Leftenan Muda
RM 2,352.00 - RM 8,919.00
Z 15 Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
RM 1,104.00 - RM 1,979.00

Enlisted[9][edit]

Grade
(as of 2013[3])
Malaysian Army
TDM
Royal Malaysian Navy
TLDM
Royal Malaysian Air Force
TUDM
Estimated basic salary
(as of 2012, per month)
Z 12 (38) First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran I
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran I
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran I
RM 3,200.00
Z 10 (36) Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran II
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran II
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran II
RM 2,700.00
Z 8 (32) Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Kanan
Flight Sergeant
Flait Sarjan
RM 2,000.00
Z 6 (29) Sergeant
Sarjan
Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Sergeant
Sarjan
RM 1,650.00
Z 4 (22) Corporal
Koperal
Leading Rate
Laskar Kanan
Corporal
Koperal Udara
RM 1,550.00
Z 2 (20) Lance Corporal
Lans Koperal
First/Second Seaman
Laskar Kelas I/II
Senior Aircraftman
Laskar Kanan
RM 1,400.00
Z 1 (17) Private
Prebet
Junior Seaman
Laskar Muda
First/Second Airman
Laskar Kelas I/II
RM 1,000.00
Recruit
Rekrut
Seaman Recruit
Perajurit Muda
Airman Recruit
Rekrut
RM 800.00

Rank Table[edit]

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

Commissioned officers[edit]

The following are rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Commander-in-Chief Generals Senior officers Junior officers Officer Cadets
Pemerintah Tertinggi Pegawai Tinggi Pegawai Kanan Pegawai Muda Pegawai Kadet
Malaysia Malaysia
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Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal
General
Jeneral
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Major
Mejar
Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet


Malaysia Malaysia
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Laksamana Armada
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana
Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Pertama
Flotilla Admiral (Commodore)
Kepten
Captain
Komander
Commander
Leftenan Komander
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan
Lieutenant
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Muda
Ensign
Kadet Kanan
Midshipman
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet


Malaysia Malaysia
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Malaysia-Air Force-OF-10.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-9.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-8.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-7.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-6.svg Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Lieutenant Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Major of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Captain of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png 2nd Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png No insignia
Marshal of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Sublieutenant Officer Cadet
Marsyal Tentera Udara Jeneral Leftenan Jeneral Mejar Jeneral Brigedier Jeneral Kolonel Leftenan Kolonel Mejar Kapten Leftenan Leftenan Muda Pegawai Kadet


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Other ranks[edit]

The following are rank insignia for other ranks for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Warrant Officers Non-Commissioned Officers
Pegawai Waran Pegawai Tanpa Tauliah
Malaysia Malaysia
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 2
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Korporal
Lance Corporal
Lans Korporal
Private
Prebet
Recruit
Rekrut


Malaysia Malaysia
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Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png 14bintarakanan.PNG 15bintaramuda.PNG No equivalent 16laskarkanan.PNG 17laskarkls1.PNG 18laskarkls2.PNG 19laskarmuda.PNG No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Master Chief Petty Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Master Chief Petty Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas Pertama
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas Kedua
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Seaman
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit


Malaysia Malaysia
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Flait Sarjan
Flight Sergeant
Sarjan Udara
Air Sergeant
Korporal Udara
Air Corporal
Laskar Udara Kanan
Leading Aircraftman
Laskar Udara Kelas Pertama
Aircraftman First Class
Laskar Udara Kelas Kedua
Aircraftman Second Class
Perajurit Muda
Recruit
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Commander-in-Chief[edit]

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

The ranks of Field Marshal of the Malaysian Army, Air Force Marshal, and Admiral of the Fleet are honorary ranks reserved for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Head of State of Malaysia) and other state Rulers.

Other military-based organization ranks[edit]

  • RELA Corps and TSNJ ranks are equal to Army ranks, but the RELA Corps and TSNJ pay grades are different. TSNJ have their own service grade and basic salary scale. While RELA Corps have their own basic salary and allowance scale, but RELA Corps have no fixed service grade.
  • MMEA ranks are equal to Royal Navy ranks, but MMEA have 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" (PDF) (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.