Rank and insignia of the Tanzanian Armed Forces

The military ranks of Tanzania are the military insignia used by the Tanzania People's Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Tanzania shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom, however the Army and Air Force both use the British Army rank system, with differences in the enlisted ranks.

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
Tanzania
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No equivalent
General
Jenerali
Lieutenant General
Luteni Jenerali
Major General
Meja Jenerali
Brigadier
Brigedia
Colonel
Kanali
Lieutenant Colonel
Luteni Kanali
Major
Meja
Captain
Kapteni
Lieutenant
Luteni wa Kwanza
2nd lieutenant
Luteni wa Pili
Officer candidate
Tanzania
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Vice admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign
Tanzania
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No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer candidate
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and 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
Tanzania
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Tanzania
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Tanzania
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Maafisa Wateule 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Maafisa Wateule 2
Flight Sergeant
Sajenti Kuruka
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Mdogo
Aircraftsman
Mtu Ndege
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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