Ranks of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

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The ranks in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force are similar to those of the Chinese Army, formally known as the People's Liberation Army Ground Force, except that those of the PLA Air Force are prefixed by 空军 (Kong Jun) meaning Air Force. See Ranks of the People's Liberation Army or the article on an individual rank for details on the evolution of rank and insignia in the PLAAF. This article primarily covers the existing ranks and insignia.

Ranks of Officers[edit]

The current system of officer ranks and insignia dates from 1988 and is a revision of the ranks and insignia used from 1955 to 1965. The rank of Kong Jun Yi Ji Shang Jiang (First Class General) was never held and was abolished in 1994.

Name Usual translation Rank image
Collar Shoulder
空军上将
Kong Jun Shang Jiang
General
(OF-9)
PLAAF-Collar-0720-GEN.png PLAAF-0720-GEN.png
空军中将
Kong Jun Zhong Jiang
Lieutenant General
(OF-8)
PLAAF-Collar-0719-LTG.png PLAAF-0719-LTG.png
空军少将
Kong Jun Shao Jiang
Major General
(OF-7)
PLAAF-Collar-0718-MG.png PLAAF-0718-MG.png
空军大校
Kong Jun Da Xiao
Brigadier General
(OF-6)
PLAAF-Collar-0717-SNC.png PLAAF-0717-SNC.png
空军上校
Kong Jun Shang Xiao
Colonel
(OF-5)
PLAAF-Collar-0716-COL.png PLAAF-0716-COL.png
空军中校
Kong Jun Zhong Xiao
Lieutenant Colonel
(OF-4)
PLAAF-Collar-0715-LTC.png PLAAF-0715-LTC.png
空军少校
Kong Jun Shao Xiao
Major
(OF-3)
PLAAF-Collar-0714-MAJ.png PLAAF-0714-MAJ.png
空军上尉
Kong Jun Shang Wei
Captain
(OF-2)
PLAAF-Collar-0713-CPT.png PLAAF-0713-CPT.png
空军中尉
Kong Jun Zhong Wei
First Lieutenant
(OF-1)
PLAAF-Collar-0712-1LT.png PLAAF-0712-1LT.png
空军少尉
Kong Jun Shao Wei
Second Lieutenant
(OF-1)
PLAAF-Collar-0711-2LT.png PLAAF-0711-2LT.png
空军学员
Kong Jun Xue Yuan
Officer Cadet
(OF-D)
PLAAF-Collar-0710-CDT.png PLAAF-0710-CDT.png

Ranks of Enlisted Personnel[edit]

The current system of enlisted ranks and insignia dates from 2009.[1]


Name Usual translation Rank image
Collar Shoulder
空军一级军士长
Kong Jun Yi Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Command Chief Master Sergeant
(OR-9)
PLAAF-Collar-0709-1CSGT.png PLAAF-0709-1CSGT.png
空军二级军士长
Kong Jun Er Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Chief Master Sergeant
(OR-9)
PLAAF-Collar-0708-2CSGT.png PLAAF-0708-2CSGT.png
空军三级军士长
Kong Jun San Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Senior Master Sergeant
(OR-8)
PLAAF-Collar-0707-3CSGT.png PLAAF-0707-3CSGT.png
空军四级军士长
Kong Jun Si Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Master Sergeant
(OR-7)
PLAAF-Collar-0706-4CSGT.png PLAAF-0706-4CSGT.png
空军上士
Kong Jun Shang Shi
Technical Sergeant
(OR-6)
PLAAF-Collar-0705-SSG.png PLAAF-0705-SSG.png
空军中士
Kong Jun Zhong Shi
Staff Sergeant
(OR-5)
PLAAF-Collar-0704-SGT.png PLAAF-0704-SGT.png
空军下士
Kong Jun Xia Shi
Senior Airman
(OR-4)
PLAAF-Collar-0703-CPL.png PLAAF-0703-CPL.png
空军上等兵
Kong Jun Shang Deng Bing
Airman First Class
(OR-3)
PLAAF-Collar-0702-PFC.png PLAAF-0702-PFC.png
空军列兵
Kong Jun Lie Bing
Airman
(OR-2)
PLAAF-Collar-0701-PVT.png PLAAF-0701-PVT.png

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