Military ranks of Kuwait

The Military ranks of Kuwait are the military insignia used by the Kuwait Military Forces. Being a former British protectorate, Kuwait shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.

Commissioned Officers

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

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant General
(فريق)
Major General
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral
(فريق أول)
Vice Admiral
(فريق)
Rear Admiral
(لواء)
Rear Admiral (lower half)
(عميد)
Captain
(عقيد)
Commander
(مقدم)
Lieutenant Commander
(رائد)
Lieutenant
(نقيب)
Lieutenant Junior Grade
(ملازم أول)
Second Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant General
(فريق)
Major General
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Equivalent
NATO Code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) & Student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
وکیل اول
Warrant Officer
وکیل
Sergeant First Class
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Private 1st Class
وکیل عریف
Private
جندي‎‎
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
وکیل اول
Warrant Officer
وکیل
Chief petty officer
رقیب اول
Petty officer
رقیب
Leading seaman
عریف
Seaman
وکیل عریف
Kuwait
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No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
وکیل اول
Warrant Officer
وکیل
Sergeant First Class
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Airman 1st Class
وکیل عریف
Airman
جندي‎‎
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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