Military ranks of Malawi

Summary

The Military ranks of Malawi are the military insignia used by the Malawian Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Malawi shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.

Commissioned officers

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
 Malawi Army
16. Malawi Army - GEN.svg 15. Malawi Army - LG.svg 14. Malawi Army - MG.svg 13. Malawi Army - BG.svg 12. Malawi Army - COL.svg 11. Malawi Army - LTC.svg 10. Malawi Army - MAJ.svg 09. Malawi Army - CAPT.svg 08. Malawi Army - LT.svg 07. Malawi Army - 2LT.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Malawi Navy
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Malawi Navy - OF-2.svg Malawi Navy - OF-1b.svg Malawi Navy - OF-1a.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


Malawi Air Force
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Malawi Air Force - OF-2.svg Malawi Air Force - OF-1b.svg Malawi Air Force - OF-1a.svg
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


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

Enlisted ranks

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Malawi Army
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Malawi Air Force
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References

  • Uniforminsignia.org (Malawi Army)
  • Uniforminsignia.org (Malawi Army Naval Detachment)
  • Uniforminsignia.org (Malawi Air Force Reconnaissance Unit)