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Iranian Air Force
Iran Air Force roundel

Hierarchical Structure
History of the Iranian Air Force
List of senior officers
Air Force Rank insignia
List of aircraft
Air Bases
List of air bases

The rank insignia for the Iranian Air Force are similar in appearance to the rank insignia for other military force around the world, with bars and chevrons indicating enlisted ranks, and stars and national symbols for officer ranks. The current commander of the Iranian Air Force is Sartip Hassan Shah-Safi.

Officer ranks[]

Iranian rank Arteshbod Sepahbod Sarlashkar Sartip Sartip Dovom Sarhang
Equivalent US rank General Lieutenant General Major general Brigadier general no equivalent Colonel
Rank insignia 21- ارتشبد--IRIAF 20- سپهبد--IRIAF 19- سرلشگر--IRIAF 18- سرتیپ--IRIAF 17- سرتیپ دوم--IRIAF 16- سرهنگ--IRIAF
Iranian rank Sarhang Dovom Sargord Sarvan Sotvan Yekom Sotvan Dovom Sotvan Sevom
Equivalent US rank Lieutenant colonel Major Captain 1st lieutenant 2nd lieutenant 3rd lieutenant
Rank insignia 15- سرهنگ دوم--IRIAF 14- سرگرد--IRIAF 13- سروان--IRIAF 12- ستوان یکم--IRIAF 11- ستوان دوم--IRIAF 10- ستوان سوم--IRIAF

The Iranian equivalent of the Warrant officer is an Ostavar.

Enlisted Ranks[]

Iranian rank Ostavar Yekom Ostavar Dovom Goruhban Yekom Goruhban Dovom Goruhban Sevom Sarjukhe Sarbaz Yekom Sarbaz Dovom Sarbaz
Equivalent US rank Chief Master Sergeant Senior Master Sergeant Master sergeant Technical sergeant Staff sergeant Senior airman Airman first class Airman Airman basic
Rank insignia 9- استوار يكم--IRIAF 8- استوار دوم--IRIAF 7- گروهبان يكم--IRIAF 6- گروهبان دوم--IRIAF 5- گروهبان سوم--IRIAF 4- سرجوخه--IRIAF 3- سرباز یکم--IRIAF 2- سرباز دوم--IRIAF 1- سرباز--IRIAF

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