Ranks and insignia of NATO air forces officers

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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
ALB-Airforce-OF-8.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-7.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-6.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-5.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-4.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-3.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-2.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-1b.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Gjenerallejtnant Gjeneralmajor Gjeneralbrigad Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


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 No equivalent No equivalent
генерал генерал-лейтенант генерал-майор бригаден генерал полковник подполковник майор капитан старши лейтенант лейтенант


Canada Canada
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No Equivalent Canadian RCAF (shoulder) OF-9.svgCanadian RCAF OF-9.svg Canadian RCAF (shoulder) OF-8.svgCanadian RCAF OF-8.svg Canadian RCAF (shoulder) OF-7.svgCanadian RCAF OF-7.svg Canadian RCAF (shoulder) OF-6.svgCanadian RCAF OF-6.svg Canadian RCAF OF-5.svg Canadian RCAF OF-4.svg Canadian RCAF OF-3.svg Canadian RCAF OF-2.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1b.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg No Equivalent Canadian RCAF OF (D).svg
General Lieutenant General Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second
lieutenant
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 Czech Republic
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No equivalent Czech-Airforce OF-9.svg Czech-Airforce OF-8.svg Czech-Airforce OF-7.svg Czech-Airforce OF-6.svg Czech-Airforce OF-5.svg Czech-Airforce OF-4.svg Czech-Airforce OF-3.svg Czech-Airforce OF-2.svg Czech-Airforce OF-1a.svg Czech-Airforce OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
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
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


Estonia Estonia
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No Equivalent Estonia-AirForce-OF-9.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-8.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-7.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-6.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-5.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-4.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-3.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-2.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Estonia-AirForce-OF-(D).svg No Equivalent
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Junior Lieutenant Ensign


 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 LD B 63 Generalleutnant.svg LD B 62 Generalmajor.svg LD B 61 Brigadegeneral.svg LD B 53 Oberst.svg LD B 52 Oberstleutnant.svg LD B 51 Major.svg
LD B 44 Stabshauptmann.svg LD B 43 Hauptmann.svg
LD B 42 Oberleutnant.svg LD B 41 Leutnant.svg
LD B 33a Oberfähnrich.svg LD B 31a Fähnrich.svg LD B 21a Fahnenjunker.svg
Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver cord indicating cadet's career
General Generalleutnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstleutnant Major
Stabshauptmann Hauptmann
Oberleutnant Leutnant
Oberfähnrich Fähnrich Fahnenjunker


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
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
 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


Latvia Latvia
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No equivalent
17.LVAF-LG.svg 16.LVAF-MG.svg 15-LVAF-BG.svg 14.LVAF-COL.svg 13.LVAF-LTC.svg 12.LVAF-MAJ.svg 11.LVAF-CPT.svg 10.LVAF-1LT.svg 9.LVAF-2LT.svg No equivalent
Ģenerālleitnants Ģenerālmajors Brigādes
Ģenerālis
Pulkvedis Pulkvežleitnants Majors Kapteinis Virsleitnants Leitnants


Lithuania Lithuania
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No equivalent
OF-8 generolas leitenantas.jpg OF-7 generolas majoras.jpg OF-6 brigados generolas.jpg OF-5 pulkininkas.jpg OF-4 pulkininkas leitenantas.jpg OF-3 majoras.jpg OF-2 kapitonas.jpg OF-1 vyresnysis leitenantas KOP.jpg OF-1 leitenantas KOP.jpg No equivalent None.svg
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas
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
 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 Norway-air force-OF-9.svg Norway-air force-OF-8.svg Norway-air force-OF-7.svg Norway-air force-OF-6.svg Norway-air force-OF-5.svg Norway-air force-OF-4.svg Norway-air force-OF-3.svg Norway-air force-OF-2.svg Norway-air force-OF-1b.svg Norway-air force-OF-1a.svg No Equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein Løytnant Fenrik


Poland Poland
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Army-POL-OF-10.svg 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
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
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
Mareșal1 General General-locotenent General-maior General de flotilă aeriană Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


Slovakia Slovakia
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No equivalent SVK-Air Force-OF-09.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-08.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-07.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-06.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-05.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-04.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-03.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-02.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-01b.svg SVK-Air Force-OF-01a.svg No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[1] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík


Slovenia Slovenia
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No equivalent Slovenska vojska general.jpg Slovenska vojska genpodpol.jpg Slovenska vojska genmajor.jpg Slovenska vojska cast brigadir.jpg Slovenska vojska cast pol.jpg Slovenska vojska cast podpol.jpg Slovenska vojska cast major.jpg Slovenska vojska cast stot.jpg Slovenska vojska cast nadporoc.jpg Slovenska vojska cast poroc.jpg No equivalent
General Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik
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 12ab.png13ab.png14ab.png 17ab43.png15ab.png16ab.png
Capitán General Note 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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No equivalent Turkey-air-force-OF-9a.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-8.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-7.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-6.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-5.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-4.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-3.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-2.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-1b.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-1a.svg Turkey-air-force-OF-(D).svg No equivalent
Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen


United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British RAF OF-10 (ceremonial shoulder board).svgBritish RAF OF-10.svg British RAF Air Officer (ceremonial shoulder board).svgBritish RAF OF-9.svg British RAF Air Officer (ceremonial shoulder board).svgBritish RAF OF-8.svg British RAF Air Officer (ceremonial shoulder board).svgBritish RAF OF-7.svg British RAF Air Officer (ceremonial shoulder board).svgBritish RAF OF-6.svg British RAF OF-5.svg British RAF OF-4.svg British RAF OF-3.svg British RAF OF-2.svg British RAF OF-1b.svg British RAF OF-1a.svg UK-RAF-OFD.svg No equivalent
Marshal of the RAF1 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 Air Force O11 shoulderboard with seal.svg US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.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 Trainee 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).

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.

External links[edit]