Comparative air force officer ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of air forces of African states.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Algeria
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
2nd
Lieutenant
Angola
(Edit)
No equivalent
Air Marshal
General de Aviaçao
General
General
Lieutenant General
Tenente General
Major General
Brigadeiro
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Teniente Coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Capitão
First Lieutenant
Premiero Teniente
Second Lieutenant
Segundo-Teniente
Officer Cadet
Aspirante
Benin No air force
Botswana
(Edit)
No equivalent
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Burkina Faso
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Burundi No air force
Cameroon
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général d'armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cape Verde No air force
Central African Republic
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Chad
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Comoros No air force
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
2nd
Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Djibouti
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Egypt
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Air Chief Marshal
(فريق أول)
Air Marshal
(فريق)‎‎
Air Vice-Marshal
(لواء‎‎)
Air Commodore
(عميد‎‎)
Group Captain
(عقيد‎‎)
Wing commander
(مقدم)
Squadron Leader
(رائد‎‎)
Flight Lieutenant
(نقيب‎‎)
Flying Officer
(ملازم أول)
Pilot Officer
(ملازم‎‎)
Eritrea
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second lieutenant
Ethiopia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Gabon
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d´armée Général de corps d´armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Major Commandant Capitaine Major Capitaine Lieutenant Major Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Gambia No air force
Ghana
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Guinea
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Guinea-Bissau No air force
Ivory Coast
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Kenya
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Lesotho No air force
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Liberia No air force
Libya
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Madagascar
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Malawi
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Mali
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Mauritania
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division
لواء
Général de brigade
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant-Colonel
مقدم
Commandant
رائد
Capitaine
نقيب
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Sous-Lieutenant
ملازم
 Mauritius No air force
Morocco
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général d'armée Aerienne Général de corps Aerienne Général de division Aerienne Général de brigade Aerienne Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Mozambique
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Namibia
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
Niger
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Rwanda
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
São Tomé and Príncipe No air force
Senegal
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Seychelles No air force
Sierra Leone No air force
Somalia
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
South Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent
General
Generaal
Lieutenant General
Luitenant Generaal
Major General
Generaal-Majoor
Brigadier General
Brigadier Generaal
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Luitenant Kolonel
Major
Majoor
Captain
Kaptein
Lieutenant
Luitenant
Second Lieutenant
Tweede Luitenant
Officer candidate
South Sudan
(Edit)
Air
Marshal
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer
Cadet
Sudan
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim thani
(ملازم)
Swaziland No air force
Tanzania
(Edit)
No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer candidate
Togo
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Tunisia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Army corps general Major general Brigadier General Major Colonel Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Uganda
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Zambia
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Zimbabwe
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

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