Military ranks of Iraq

Summary

The Military ranks of Iraq are the military insignia used by the Iraqi Armed Forces. While the rank structure generally follows the rank structure of the Ottoman Empire, the insignia is inspired by the British insignia.[1]

Commissioned officer ranksEdit

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Iraqi Ground Forces[2]
                     
مشیر
Mushir
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


  Iraqi Navy[2]
                     
مشیر
Mushir
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


  Iraqi Air Force[2]
                     
مشیر
Mushir
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


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

Other ranksEdit

The rank insignia of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Iraqi Ground Forces
         
رقيب أول
Raqib 'awal
رقیب
Raqib
عريف
Earif
جندي أول
Jundiun awwal
جندي
Jundiun‎‎


  Iraqi Navy
         
رقيب أول (Rayiys eurafa) رقيب (Arif) نائب عريف (Nāyīb arīf) جندي أول (Jundi 'Awwal) جندى (Jundi)
Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Able Seaman Seaman


  Iraqi Air Force
         
رقيب أول
Raqib 'awal
رقیب
Raqib
عريف
Earif
جندي أول
Jundiun awwal
جندي
Jundiun‎‎
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dyer, Gwynne (1979). "Iraq". In Keegan, John (ed.). World armies. Sandhurst: Royal Military Academy. p. 348. LCCN 79-9217. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Kechichian, Joseph A. (1990). "National Security". In Metz, Helen Chapin (ed.). Iraq: a country study. Area Handbook (4th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. pp. 226–227. LCCN 89013940. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

External linksEdit

  • "قاعدة التشريعات العراقية/ نظام رتب وضباط الجيش لعام 1965" [Iraqi Legislation Base / Army Ranks and Officers System of 1965]. iraqld.hjc.iq (in Arabic). 15 August 1965. Archived from the original on 26 January 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  • "قاعدة الترشيعات العراقية/نظام شارات رتب ضباط الجيش لعام 1942" [Iraqi Legislation Base/Army Officer Rank Insignia System 1942] (PDF) (in Arabic). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  • "Iraq". uniforminsignia.org. The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia. Retrieved 25 October 2021.