Military ranks of Bangladesh

Summary

The Military ranks of Bangladesh are the military insignia used by the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Commissioned officersEdit

Since the independence of Bangladesh, Bangladesh army had followed the rank insignia pattern of British Commonwealth or British Army officer rank insignia. After the war of liberation 1971, all Bangladeshi army officers started to wear lotus instead of crescent-star of Pakistan Army. In the year 2013, the rank badges of generals were changed from the British Commonwealth or British Army officer rank insignia style to current style (the rank of badge of Maj. Gen. was made like Lt. Gen., Lt. Gen. was made like a full general and full general's insignia was made with an extra pip).

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Bangladesh Army[1]
                   
General
জেনারেল
Lieutenant general
লেফটেন্যান্ট জেনারেল
Major general
মেজর জেনারেল
Brigadier general
ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল
Colonel
কর্নেল
Lieutenant colonel
লেফটেন্যান্ট কর্নেল
Major
মেজর
Captain
ক্যাপ্টেন
Lieutenant
লেফটেন্যান্ট
Second lieutenant
সেকেন্ড লেফটেন্যান্ট
Officer cadet


  Bangladesh Navy[2]
                       
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting Sub-lieutenant Midshipman Officer cadet


  Bangladesh Air Force[3]
                     
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet


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

JCO's, NCO's and enlistedEdit

The rank insignia for 'other ranks' for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Rank group Junior commissioned officers Non commissioned officer Enlisted
  Bangladesh Army[1]
       
     
Master warrant officer
মাস্টার ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Senior warrant officer
সিনিয়র ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Warrant officer
ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Sergeant
সার্জেন্ট
Corporal
কর্পোর‍্যাল
Lance corporal
ল্যান্স কর্পোর‍্যাল
Sainik
সৈনিক


  Bangladesh Navy[2]
          No insignia No insignia
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


  Bangladesh Air Force[4]
       
      No insignia
Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer Warrant officer Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman 1 Aircraftman 2
Rank group Junior commissioned officers Non commissioned officer Enlisted
Other appointments ranks

Sergeants holds key appointments in companies, batteries (company equivalent of artillery), infantry battalions and artillery regiments, e.g. Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS), Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), persons holding these appointments have separate rank insignias though these are not actually ranks.[5]

Other rank insignia
Army ranks        
Regiment Sergeant Major Quarter Master Sergeant Sergeant Major Master Sergeant
Air force ranks  
Flight Sergeant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ranks & insignia". joinbangladesharmy.army.mil.bd. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Bangladesh Navy. "Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank". navy.mil.bd. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. ^ "OFFICER'S RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "AIRMEN RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Ranks and Insignia". Join Bangladesh Army. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Rank Categories in Official Website of Bangladesh Army
  • "Ranks & insignia". joinbangladesharmy.army.mil.bd. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  • "OFFICER'S RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  • "AIRMEN RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  • Bangladesh Navy. "Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank". Bangladesh Navy. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  • "Officer Navy Rank". Join Bangladesh Navy. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  • "Sailor Navy Rank". Join Bangladesh Navy. Retrieved 10 August 2018.