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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 UK-Air-OF9 OF-9
Air Marshal (3-Star) AM UK-Air-OF8 OF-8
Air Vice Marshal (2-Star) AVM UK-Air-OF7 OF-7
Air Commodore (1-Star) Air Cdre UK-Air-OF6 OF-6
Group Captain Gp Capt UK-Air-OF5 OF-5
Wing Commander Wg Cdr UK-Air-OF4 OF-4
Squadron Leader Sqn Ldr UK-Air-OF3 OF-3
Flight Lieutenant Flt Lt UK-Air-OF2 OF-2
Flying Officer Flg Off UK-Air-OF1A OF-1
Pilot Officer Plt Off UK-Air-OF1B 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. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (6 July 2006). "PAF changes officers’ rank insignia". Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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