Comparative air force officer ranks of the Americas

Summary

Rank comparison chart of air forces of North and South American states.

Officers

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No air force


 Argentine Air Force[1]
Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier General.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier.svg Blank.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Comodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Vicecomodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Capitán.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Primer Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Alférez.svg
Brigadier general Brigadier mayor Brigadier Comodoro mayor Comodoro Vicecomodoro Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Teniente Alférez


The Bahamas Bahamas No air force


 Barbados No air force


Belize Defence Force Air Wing
Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 Bolivian Air Force[2]
GenFuerzaAéreaFAB.svg GenDivAereaFAB.svg GenBrigAereaFAB.svg CoronelFAB.svg TcnlFAB.svg MyFAB.svg CapFAB.svg TteFAB.svg SbtteFAB.svg Blank.svg
General de fuerza aeréa General de división aeréa General de brigada aeréa Coronel aviador Teniente coronel aviador Mayor aviador Captáin aviador Teniente aviador Subteniente aviador Cadete


 Brazilian Air Force[3]
Brazilian Air Force marshal of the air rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Major-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Brigadier rank insignia.svg CoronelFAB-V.png Tenente-Coronel FAB.gif Major-vertical fab.gif Capitão FAB.png Primeiro-Tenente FAB.gif Segundo-TenenteFAB.gif AspiranteFABrasil.png CADFAB4.png
Marechal-do-ar Tenente-brigadeiro do Ar Major-brigadeiro Brigadeiro Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Aspirante Cadete


 Royal Canadian Air Force[4]
Canada-Air force-OF-9-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-8-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-7-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-6-collected.svg Canadian RCAF OF-5.svg Canadian RCAF OF-4.svg Canadian RCAF OF-3.svg Canadian RCAF OF-2.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1b.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg Canadian RCAF OF (D).svg
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


 Chilean Air Force
Air General Aviation General Air Brigade General Commodore Aviation Colonel Group Commander Squadron Commander Flight Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Ensign Cadet
General de aire General de aviación General de brigada aérea Comodoro Coronel de aviación Comandante de grupo Comandante de escuadrilla Capitán de bandada Teniente Subteniente Alférez Cadete


 Colombian Air Force[5]
Colombia-AirForce-OF-9.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-7.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-6.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-5.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-4.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-3.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-2.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Colombia-AirForce-OF-1a.svg
General del aire Mayor general del aire Brigadier general del aire Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Costa Rica Costa Rica No air force


Cuban Air and Air Defense Force[6]
Cuba-Army-OF-9b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-8.svg Cuba-Army-OF-7.svg Cuba-Army-OF-6.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5.svg Cuba-Army-OF-4.svg Cuba-Army-OF-3.svg Cuba-Army-OF-2.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1a.svg
General del Aire Teniente general General de división General de brigada Primer coronel Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Teniente Subteniente


 Dominica No air force


 Dominican Air Force[7]
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete
Teniente general Mayor general General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Segundo teniente Cadete


Ecuadorian Air Force
17.Ecuadorian Air Force-GEN.svg 16.Ecuadorian Air Force-LG.svg 15.Ecuadorian Air Force-MG.svg 14.Ecuadorian Air Force-COL.svg 13.Ecuadorian Air Force-LTC.svg 12.Ecuadorian Air Force-MAJ.svg 11.Ecuadorian Air Force-CPT.svg 10.Ecuadorian Air Force-1LT.svg 09.Ecuadorian Air Force-2LT.svg
General del aire Teniente general Brigadier general Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


 Salvadoran Air Force[8]
E 4 17 GD.png E 4 16 GB.png El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-5.svg El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-4.svg El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-3.svg El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-2.svg El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-1b.svg El-Salvador-Air Force-OF-1a.svg
General de avación General de brigada aérea Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


 Grenada No air force


Guatemalan Air Force[9]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Ministro de defensa nacional General jefe de estado mayor General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán primero Capitán segundo Teniente Subteniente


Guyana Air Corps
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Lt Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Major rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Captain rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia.svg
Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


Haitian Air Force
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg


 Honduran Air Force[10]
HON-AirForce-OF-7.svg HON-AirForce-OF-6.svg HON-AirForce-OF-5.svg HON-AirForce-OF-4.svg HON-AirForce-OF-3.svg HON-AirForce-OF-2.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1b.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1a.svg
General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


 Jamaican Air Wing
Jamaican Air Force OF-4.svg Jamaican Air Force OF-3.svg Jamaican Air Force OF-2.svg Jamaican Air Force OF-1B.svg Jamaican Air Force OF-1A.svg Jamaican Air Force OF-D.svg
Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


 Mexican Air Force[11]
General de División General de Ala General de Grupo Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente Sargento 1º de Cadetes Sargento 2º de Cadetes Cabo de Cadetes
General de división General de ala General de grupo Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitan primero Capitán segundo Teniente Subteniente Sargento 1º de cadetes Sargento 2º de cadetes Cabo de cadetes


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Nicaraguan Air Force[12]
Army general Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
General de ejército Mayor general General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente


Panama Panama No air force


Paraguayan Air Force[13]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
General de fuerza aerea General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente Subteniente


 Peruvian Air Force[14]
Peru-AirForce-OF-9.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-8.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-7.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-5.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-4.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-3.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-2.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Peru-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Blank.svg
General del aire Teniente general Mayor general Coronel Comandante Mayor Capitán Teniente Alférez Cadete F.A.P.


 Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force


 Saint Lucia No air force


 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force


 Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard[15]
TaT-Air Guard-OF-7.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-6.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-5.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-4.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-3.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-2.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-1b.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-1a.png TaT-Air Guard-OF-D.png
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet


 United States Air Force[16]
US Air Force O11 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg USAFA Vice Wing Commander.svg
General of the Air Force General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer trainee
(Various insignia)


 United States Space Force[17]
US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg USAFA Vice Wing Commander.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer trainee
(Various insignia)


 Uruguayan Air Force[18]
Hellenic Air Force OF-8.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-7.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-5.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-3.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-2.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-1A.svg Uruguayan Air Force OF-1b.svg Hellenic Air Force OF-1B.svg Blank.svg
Teniente general Mayor general Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente segundo Alférez


 Venezuelan Military Aviation[19]
GJAMB.png 9-MGAMB.png 8-GDAMB.png 7-GBAMB.png 6-CNELAMB.png 5-TCNELAMB.png 4-MAYAMB.png 3-CAPAMB.png 2-PTTEAMB.png 1-TTEAMB.png
General en jefe Mayor general General de division General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Teniente


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

Warrant officers

Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 Peruvian Air Force
Peru-Air Force-WO-5.svg Peru-Air Force-WO-4b.svg Peru-Air Force-WO-4a.svg Peru-Air Force-WO-3.svg Peru-Air Force-WO-2.svg Peru-Air Force-WO-1.svg
Técnico Supervisor Mayor Técnico Supervisor Técnico Inspektor Técnico Primero Técnico Segundo Técnico Tercero


 Venezuelan Military Aviation
AvMaestroTecnicoSupervisor.png AvMaestroTecnicoMayor.png AvMaestroTecnico1ra.png AvMaestroTecnico2da.png AvMaestroTecnico3ra.gif
Maestro Técnico Supervisor Maestro Técnico Mayor Maestro Técnico De Primera Maestro Técnico De Segunda Maestro Técnico De Tercera

See also

References

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