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The Ranks of Pakistan Air Force are primarily based on Royal Air Force rank structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ. Insignia for officer ranks were changed from the British influenced ranks to a Turkish style one on 5 July 2006.[1]

Officer ranks

Officer rank badges are displayed on the shoulders.

PAF Ranks [2] Current insignia Former insignia NATO Equivalent Details
Marshal of the Air Force (5-Star) OF-10 Never awarded
Air Chief Marshal (4-Star) ACM.png UK-Air-OF9.svg OF-9
Air Marshal (3-Star) AM.png UK-Air-OF8.svg OF-8
Air Vice Marshal (2-Star) AVM.png UK-Air-OF7.svg OF-7
Air Commodore (1-Star) Air Cdre.png UK-Air-OF6.svg OF-6
Group Captain Gp Capt.png UK-Air-OF5.svg OF-5
Wing Commander Wg Cdr.png UK-Air-OF4.svg OF-4
Squadron Leader Sqn Ldr.png UK-Air-OF3.svg OF-3
Flight Lieutenant Flt Lt.png UK-Air-OF2.svg OF-2
Flying Officer Flg Off.png UK-Air-OF1A.svg OF-1
Pilot Officer Plt Off.png UK-Air-OF1B.svg OF-1

Junior Commissioned Officers

PAF Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Assistant Warrant Officer

Non-Commissioned Officers

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank badges are displayed on arms.

PAF Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Technician OR-9
Senior Technician OR-8
Corporal Technician OR-8
Junior Technician OR-7
Senior Aircraftman OR-5, OR-6
Junior Aircraftman OR-4
Leading Aircraftman OR-3
Aircraftman OR-1, OR-2

See also


  1. "PAF changes officers’ rank insignia". 6 July 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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