Comparative air force officer ranks of Europe

Summary

Rank comparison chart of all air forces of European states.

Officers (OF 1–10)Edit

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Albanian Air Force[1]
                 
Gjeneral lejtant Gjeneral major Gjeneral brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


  Belarusian Air Force[2]
                   
Ґенэрал-палкоўнік
G̀jeneral-palkoŭnik
Ґенэрал-лейтэнант
G̀jeneral-liejtenant
Ґенэрал-маёр
G̀jeneral-major
Палкоўнік
Palkoŭnik
Падпалкоўнік
Padpalkoŭnik
Маёр
Major
Капітан
Kapitan
Старшы лейтэнант
Staršy liejtenant
Лейтэнант
Liejtenant
Малодшы лейтэнант
Malodšy liejtenant


  Belgian Air Component[3]
                       
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant Aspirant
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant
General Generalleutnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Stabshauptmann Hauptmann Leutnant Unterleutnant Aspirant
  Bulgarian Air Force[4]
                     
Генерал
General
Генерал-лейтенант
General-leytenant
Генерал-майор
General-mayor
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Полковник
Polkovnik
Подполковник
Podpolkovnik
Майор
Mayor
Капитан
Kapitan
Старши лейтенант
Starshi leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Офицерски кандидат
Ofitserski kandidat


  Croatian Air Force[5]
                     
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik


  Czech Air Force[6]
                   
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík


  Royal Danish Air Force[7]
                       
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant Sergent
(Officerselev)


  Estonian Air Force[8]
                     
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik


  French Air and Space Force[9]
                         
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


  Finnish Air Force[10]
                                    
Kenraali
General
Kenraaliluutnantti
Generallöjtnant
Kenraalimajuri
Generalmajor
Prikaatikenraali
Brigadgeneral
Eversti
Överste
Everstiluutnantti
Överstelöjtnant
Majuri
Major
Kapteeni
Kapten
Yliluutnantti
Premiärlöjtnant
Luutnantti
Löjtnant
Vänrikki
Fänrik
Upseerikokelas
Officersaspirant
Upseerioppilas
Officerselev


  Georgian Air Force[11]
                   
გენერალი
Generali
გენერალ ლეიტენანტი
General leit’enant’i
გენერალ მაიორი
General maiori
ბრიგადის გენერალი
Brigadis generali
პოლკოვნიკი
P’olk’ovnik’i
ლეიტენანტ პოლკოვნიკი
Leit’enant’ p’olk’ovnik’i
მაიორი
Maiori
კაპიტანი
K’ap’it’ani
უფროსი ლეიტენანტი
Uprosi leit’enant’i
ლეიტენანტი
Leit’enant’i


  German Air Force[12]
                            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


  Hellenic Air Force[13]
                   
Πτέραρχος
Pterarchos
Αντιπτέραρχος
Antipterarchos
Υποπτέραρχος
Ypopterarchos
Ταξίαρχος
Taxiarchos
Σμήναρχος
Sminarchos
Αντισμήναρχος
Antisminarchos
Επισμηναγός
Episminagos
Σμηναγός
Sminagos
Υποσμηναγός
Yposminagos
Ανθυποσμηναγός
Anthyposminagos


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Hungarian Air Force[14]
                    No insignia
Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezérőrnagy Dandártábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt


  Iceland No air force


  Irish Air Corps[15]
                   
Lieutenant-General
Lefteanant-Ghinearál
Major-General
Maor-Ghinearál
Brigadier-General
Briogáidire-Ghinearál
Colonel
Cornal
Lieutenant-Colonel
Lefteanant-Chornal
Commandant
Ceannfort
Captain
Captaen
Lieutenant
Lefteanant
Second-Lieutenant
Dara-Lefteanant
Officer Cadet
Dalta Oifigeach


  Italian Air Force[16]
                       
Generale 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


  Kosovo No air force


  Latvian Air Force[17]
                 
Ģenerālleitnants Ģenerālmajors Brigādes ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvežleitnants Majors Kapteinis Virsleitnants Leitnants


  Liechtenstein No air force


  Lithuanian Air Force[18]
                   
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas


  Luxembourg No air force


  North Macedonia Air Force[19]
                   
Генерал
General
Генерал потполковник
General potpolkovnik
Генерал мајор
General major
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Полковник
Polkovnik
Потполковник
Potpolkovnik
Мајор
Major
Капетан
Kapetan
Поручник
Poručnik
Потпоручник
Potporučnik


  Monaco No air force


  Montenegrin Air Force[20]
                   
General pukovnik General potpukovnik General major Brigadir general Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik


  Royal Netherlands Air Force[21]
                     
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Commodore Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein Eerste-luitenant Tweede-luitenant Vaandrig


  Royal Norwegian Air Force[22]
                     
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Løytnant Fenrik Kadett


  Polish Air Force[23]
                      Various
Marszałek Polski Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Portuguese Air Force[24]
                        Various
Marechal da força aérea General Tenente general Major general Brigadeiro general Coronel Tenente coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-oficial Cadete aluno


  Romanian Air Force[25]
                     
Mareșal General General-locotenent General-maior General de flotilă aeriană Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


  Russian Aerospace Forces[26]
                       
Генера́л а́рмии
Generál ármii
Генера́л-полко́вник
Generál-polkóvnik
Генера́л-лейтена́нт
Generál-leytenánt
Генера́л-майо́р
Generál-mayór
Полко́вник
Polkóvnik
Подполко́вник
Podpolkóvnik
Майо́р
Majór
Kапита́н
Kapitán
Старший лейтена́нт
Stárshiy leytenánt
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Mла́дший лейтена́нт
Mládshiy leytenánt
Курсант
Kursant


  San Marino No air force


  Serbian Air Force and Air Defence[27]
                   
Генерал
General
Генерал-Потпуковник
General-Potpukovnik
Генерал-Мајор
General-Major
Бригадни Генерал
Brigadni General
Пуковник
Pukovnik
Потпуковник
Potpukovnik
Мајор
Major
Капетан
Kapetan
Поручник
Poručnik
Потпоручник
Potporučnik


  Slovak Air Force[28]
                   
Generál Generálporučík[a] Generálmajor Brigádny generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík


  Slovenian Air Force and Air Defence[29]
                   
General polkovnik Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir general Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik


  Spanish Air Force[30]
                                 
Capitán general General del aire Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Oficial Cadete Alumno


  Swedish Air Force[31]
                     
General Generallöjtnant Generalmajor Brigadgeneral Överste Överstelöjtnant Major Kapten Löjtnant Fänrik Kadett


  Swiss Air Force[32]
                   
General Korpskommandant Divisionär Brigadier Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant
Général Commandant de corps Divisionnaire Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Premier-lieutenant Lieutenant


  Turkish Air Force[33]
                          Various
[b]
Mareşal Genelkurmay başkanlığı Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli


  Ukrainian Air Force[34]
                       
Генерал
Heneral
Генерал-лейтенант
Heneral-leytenant
Генерал-майор
Heneral-mayor
Бригадний генерал
Bryhadnyy heneral
Полковник
Polkovnyk
Підполковник
Pidpolkovnyk
Майор
Mayor
Капітан
Kapitan
Старший лейтенант
Starshyy leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Молодший лейтенант
Molodshyy leytenant
Kурсант
Kursant


  Royal Air Force[35]
                       
Marshal of the RAF 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


   Vatican City No air force


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  2. ^ Student officer insignia designates school grade rather than military seniority.

ReferencesEdit

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