Ranks and insignia of Royal Danish Air Force

The Royal Danish Air Force ranks follows the NATO system of ranks and insignia, as does the rest of the Danish Defence.

Current ranks


The highest officer's rank is OF-9 (General) which is reserved for the Chief of Defence (only when this seat is occupied by an Air Force officer). Similarly, OF-8 (Lieutenant general) is reserved for the Vice Chief of Defence). OF-7 (Major general) is used by the chief of the Air Staff and OF-6 (Brigadegeneral) by the chief of a brigade as well as keepers of high-office positions.

NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
No equivalent No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant


The Danish OR's also follow the NATO system, though there are no OR-6's. OR-4 (Korporal) is the highest of the M100-level ranks is and not considered a NCO-rank.

No equivalent
Flyvevåbnets Chefsergent Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Værnepligtig Sergent Korporal Flyverspecialist Flyveroverkonstabel Flyverkonstabel
Other rank insignia
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Danish Sergentelev Flyverkonstabelelev Værnepligtig menig
English NCO trainee Aircraftman, trainee Conscript
Colour structure for OR-1–3
Technical Administrations Operations
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