Ranks and insignia of NATO air forces officers

The following table lists the ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces.

Officers (OF 1 - 10)

NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Albania
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Gjenerallejtnant Gjeneralmajor Gjeneralbrigad Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger
Belgium
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant
 Bulgaria
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Генерал Генерал-лейтенант Генерал-майор Бригаден генерал Полковник Подполковник Майор Капитан Старши лейтенант Лейтенант
Canada
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
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)
No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Czech Republic
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Denmark
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant
Estonia
(Edit)
No equivalent 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
(Edit)
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 Aspirant Élève-officier
Germany
(Edit)
No Equivalent 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
(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
Πτέραρχος Αντιπτέραρχος Υποπτέραρχος Ταξίαρχος Σμήναρχος Αντισμήναρχος Επισμηναγός Σμηναγός Υποσμηναγός Ανθυποσμηναγός
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Hungary
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
General
Vezér­ezredes
Lieutenant General
Altáb­ornagy
Major General
Vezér­őrnagy
Brigadier General
Dandár­tábornok
Colonel
Ezredes
Lieutenant Colonel
Alezredes
Major
Őrnagy
Captain
Százados
First Lieutenant
Főhadnagy
Second Lieutenant
Hadnagy

Honvéd­tisztje­lölt
 Iceland No air force
Italy
(Edit)
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 Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente
Latvia
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Ģenerālleitnants Ģenerālmajors Brigādes Ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvežleitnants Majors Kapteinis Virsleitnants Leitnants
Lithuania
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas
 Luxembourg No air force
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Montenegro
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Pukovnik General Potpukovnik General Major Brigardir Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik
Netherlands
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Commodore Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein Eerste-luitenant Tweede-luitenant Vaandrig
Norway
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein Løytnant Fenrik
Poland
(Edit)
No equivalent Various
Marszałek Polski1 Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży
Portugal
(Edit)
Various
Marechal1 General Tenente General Major General Brigadeiro General Coronel Tenente Coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial Cadete Aluno
Romania
(Edit)
No equivalent
Mareșal1 General General-Locotenent General-Maior General de Flotilă Aeriană Comandor Căpitan-Comandor Locotenent-Comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Slovakia
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[lower-alpha 1] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
Slovenia
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
General Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik
Spain
(Edit)
Capitán General General del Aire Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Oficial Cadete Alumno
Turkey
(Edit)
No insignia
Mareşal Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli
United Kingdom
(Edit)
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
(Edit)
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 codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(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

Notes

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