Malaysian military ranks

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

Rank list[edit]

SSM Grade Equiv. Type Army Navy Air Force
Commander-in-chief Field Marshal[2] Admiral of the Fleet[2] Marshal of the Air Force[2]
VUZ2[3] Turus 2 Commissioned officers General Admiral General
VUZ5[4] JUSA A
VUZ6 JUSA B Lieutenant General[5] Vice Admiral[6] Lieutenant General[7]
VUZ7 JUSA C Major General Rear Admiral Major General RMAF
Z28 54 Brigadier General Commodore Brigadier General RMAF
Z26 52 Colonel Captain Colonel RMAF
Z24 48 Lieutenant Colonel Commander Lieutenant Colonel RMAF
Z22 46 Major Lieutenant Commander Major RMAF
Z19/Z20 44 Captain Lieutenant Captain RMAF
Z17/Z18 42 Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Lieutenant RMAF
Z15 41 Second Lieutenant Acting Sub Lieutenant Second Lieutenant RMAF
Officer Cadet Officer Cadet Officer Cadet
Z12 38 Other ranks Warrant Officer I Warrant Officer I Warrant Officer I
Z10 36 Warrant Officer II Warrant Officer II Warrant Officer II
Z8 32 Staff Sergeant Chief Petty Officer Flight Sergeant
Z6 29 Sergeant Petty Officer Sergeant
Z4 26 Corporal Leading Seaman Corporal
Z2 22 Lance Corporal Able Seaman Leading Aircraftman
Z1 19 Private Ordinary Seaman Aircraftman
Recruit Recruit Recruit

Rank table[edit]

This table shows the rank structure and epaulette insignia from 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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Malaysia-army-OF-10.svg Malaysia-army-OF-9.svg Malaysia-army-OF-8.svg Malaysia-army-OF-7.svg Malaysia-army-OF-6.svg Malaysia-army-OF-5.svg Malaysia-army-OF-4.svg Malaysia-army-OF-3.svg Malaysia-army-OF-2.svg Malaysia-army-OF-1b.svg Malaysia-army-OF-1a.svg No insignia
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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Malaysia-navy-OF-10.svg Malaysia-navy-OF-9.svg Malaysia-navy-OF-8.svg Malaysia-navy-OF-7.svg Malaysia-navy-OF-6.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg Midshipman of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Officer Cadet of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
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 Second lieutenant Officer Cadet
Marsyal Tentera Udara Jeneral TUDM Leftenan Jeneral TUDM Mejar Jeneral TUDM Brigedier Jeneral TUDM Kolonel TUDM Leftenan Kolonel TUDM Mejar TUDM Kapten TUDM Leftenan TUDM Leftenan Muda TUDM 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 Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Junior Non-Commissioned Officers Others
Pegawai Waran Pegawai Tanpa Tauliah Kanan Pegawai Tanpa Tauliah Rendah Lain-lain
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 I
Warrant Officer Class 2
Pegawai Waran II
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Koperal
Lance Corporal
Lans Koperal
Private
Prebet
Recruit
Rekrut


Malaysia Malaysia
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Malaysia-Navy-OR-9 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-8 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-7 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6 New.svg No equivalent Malaysia-Navy-OR-4 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-1.svg No insignia
Pegawai Waren I
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waren II
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas I
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas II
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 Udara I
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Udara II
Warrant Officer Class 2
Flait Sarjan
Flight Sergeant
Sarjan Udara
Sergeant
Koperal Udara
Corporal
Laskar Udara Kanan
Leading Aircraftman
Laskar Udara I
Aircraftman First Class
Laskar Udara II
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

Other military-based organization ranks[edit]

Johor Military Force[edit]

The JMF ranks are equal to Army ranks, but different pay grades. JMF have their own service grade and basic salary scale.[8]

Commissioned officers[edit]

The following are rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Johor Military Force.

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
Malaysia Malaysia
(JMF)

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JMF-OF-Special.svg No equivalent
JMF-OF-7.svg JMF-OF-6.svg No equivalent
JMF-OF-3.svg JMF-OF-2.svg JMF-OF-1b.svg JMF-OF-1a.svg No insignia
Commandant
Komandan
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Major
Mejar
Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet

Other ranks[edit]

The following are rank insignia for other ranks for the Johor Military Force.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Malaysia Malaysia-JMF
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No equivalent Sergeant major Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer/Sergeant major
Pegawai Waren/Sarjan Mejar
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Korporal
Lance Corporal
Lans Korporal
Private
Prebet
Recruit
Rekrut

Malaysia Coast Guard[edit]

Malaysia Coast Guard ranks are equal to the Royal Malaysian Navy's ranks, but the MCG has their service grade and basic salary scale.

RELA Corps[edit]

RELA Corps ranks are equal to Army ranks, but the RELA Corps has different pay grade. RELA Corps have their basic salary and allowance scale, but RELA Corps have no fixed service grade. Only permanent officer has a salary and allowance like other civil service staff but RELA Corps NCO and lower rank has given an allowance only.

From 2012, RELA Corps rank system was changed and synchronized with the police rank system but still maintaining old insignia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pangkat-pangkat Dalam ATM" (in Malay). Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c This rank is reserved to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong only.
  3. ^ This grade is reserved to the Chief of Defence Force only.
  4. ^ This grade is reserved to the Chiefs of Army, Air Force and Navy only.
  5. ^ Colonel-in-Chiefs of the Army wear this rank.
  6. ^ Captain-in-Chief of the Navy (the Sultan of Selangor) wears this rank.
  7. ^ Colonel-in-Chief of the Air Force (the Sultan of Pahang) wears this rank.
  8. ^ "Jadual Gaji & Sifir Pemindahan Gaji - Keselamatan & Pertahanan" (PDF) (in Malay). Public Service Department (Malaysia). 1 July 2007: 194–203. Retrieved 27 August 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)