Italian Air Force ranks

Summary

The rank insignia of the Italian Air Force are worn on jackets and mantels sleeves.


Rank structureEdit

 
 
Warning: The table below shows a simple literal translation of the Italian Air Force military ranks into English language,
DOES NOT represent a military ranks comparisons among NATO armed forces as officially stated by the - STANAG 2116.

OfficersEdit

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Role Generals Senior officers Junior officers Officer cadets
  Italian Air Force[1]
                       
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
English rank name translation General Air squadron general (s.a.) Air squadron general Air divisional general Air brigade general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major First captain Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant

Notes:
1 The rank of "generale" (general) is assigned to the only air force officer promoted as marshal of the defense staff.

2 The rank of "generale di squadra aerea con incarichi speciali" (air squadron general with special assignments) is assigned to the air force officer promoted as marshal of the air force staff and/or as secretary of defense.

Non-commissioned officers and ratingsEdit

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Role Marshals Sergeants Permanent service volunteers Temporary service volunteers
  Italian Air Force[1]
                            No insignia
Luogotenente Primo maresciallo Maresciallo di prima classe Maresciallo di seconda classe Maresciallo di terza classe Sergente maggiore capo Sergente maggiore Sergente Primo aviere capo scelto Primo aviere capo Primo aviere scelto Aviere capo Primo aviere Aviere scelto Aviere
English rank name translation sub-lieutenant
first
marshal
marshal
1st
class
marshal
2nd
class
marshal
3rd
class
chief
sergeant
major
sergeant
major
sergeant 1st senior chief
airman
1st chief airman 1st chosen airman chief airman airman first class chosen airman airman

Notes:
1 The function of "luogotenente" (sub-lieutenant) is not a rank but a position attributed only to NCO's with the rank of "primo maresciallo" (first marshal) with at least 15 years of permanence in it.

2 No rank insignia, airmen just wears category or specialty badge.

Enlisted ranks introduced in 2018Edit

Other rank insignia
NATO Code OR-9 OR-7 OR-4
Shoulder board      
Italian Primo luogotenente q.s.[2][3] Sergente maggiore capo q.s. Primo aviere capo scelto q.s.
English Sub-lieutenant first class Chief Sergeant Major
(special class)
1st senior chief airman
(special class)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Distintivi di Grado". Regolamento sull'uniforme (OD-4) (PDF) (in Italian). 2012. pp. 173–175. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  2. ^ q.s. - (qualifica speciale - special rank)
  3. ^ "Riordino delle carriere del 27/02/2018" (PDF).

BibliographyEdit

  • Decreto legislativo 15 marzo 2010 n.66
  • NATO – STANAG 2116 ed. 6, 25 February 2010

See alsoEdit