Military ranks of Maldives

Summary

The Military ranks of the Maldives are the ranks used by the Maldives National Defence Force. The ranks are based on a combination of the traditional British military system and the U.S. military system. The highest flag rank ever awarded was that of lieutenant general, in a non-military capacity to the previous Defence Minister Abdul Sattar, although the president being the commander in chief used to hold the rank of general in a non-military capacity. However, after the restructuring efforts in 2012, the highest military rank in Maldives National Defence Force is set to Major General rank, designated to the Chief of Defence Force.[1]

Ranks

Officers

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Maldivian Marine Corps[2]
Maldives Army OF-9.svg Maldives Army OF-8.svg Maldives Army OF-7.svg Maldives Army OF-6.svg Maldives Army OF-5.svg Maldives Army OF-4.svg Maldives Army OF-3.svg Maldives Army OF-2.svg Maldives Army OF-1b.svg Maldives Army OF-1a.svg Maldives Army OF-Dc.svg Maldives Army OF-Db.svg Maldives Army OF-Da.svg
ޖެނެރަލް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ޖެނެރަލް މޭޖަރ ޖެނެރަލް ބްރިގޭޑިއަރ ޖެނެރަލް ކާނަލް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ކާނަލް މޭޖަރ ކެޕްޓަން ފަސްޓް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate


Maldivian Coast Guard
Maldives Coast Guard OF-6.png Maldives-Navy-OF-5.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-4.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-3.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-2.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-1b.svg Maldives-Navy-OF-1a.svg Maldives Army OF-Dc.svg Maldives Army OF-Db.svg Maldives Army OF-Da.svg
Brigadier general
ބްރިގޭޑިއަރ ޖެނެރަލް
Colonel
ކާނަލް
Lieutenant colonel
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ކާނަލް
Major
މޭޖަރ
Captain
ކެޕްޓަން
Lieutenant
ފަސްޓް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Second lieutenant
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Officer Cadet


Maldives land forces and air wing
Maldives Army OF-9.svg Maldives Army OF-8.svg Maldives Army OF-7.svg Maldives Army OF-6.svg Maldives Army OF-5.svg Maldives Army OF-4.svg Maldives Army OF-3.svg Maldives Army OF-2.svg Maldives Army OF-1b.svg Maldives Army OF-1a.svg Maldives Army OF-Dc.svg Maldives Army OF-Db.svg Maldives Army OF-Da.svg
General
ޖެނެރަލް
Lieutenant general
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ޖެނެރަލް
Major general
މޭޖަރ ޖެނެރަލް
Brigadier general
ބްރިގޭޑިއަރ ޖެނެރަލް
Colonel
ކާނަލް
Lieutenant colonel
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ކާނަލް
Major
މޭޖަރ
Captain
ކެޕްޓަން
Lieutenant
ފަސްޓް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Second lieutenant
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Officer candidate

Warrant officer corps

Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
Maldivian Marine Corps
Maldives-Army-WO-5.svg Maldives-Army-WO-4.svg Maldives-Army-WO-3.svg Maldives-Army-WO-2.svg Maldives-Army-WO-1.svg
Chief warrant officer Warrant officer grade 4 Warrant officer grade 3 Warrant officer grade 2 Warrant officer grade 1


Maldivian Coast Guard
US-Army-CW5.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-WO1.svg
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Grade 4 Warrant Officer Grade 3 Warrant Officer Grade 2 Warrant Officer Grade 1

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Maldivian Marine Corps[2]
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Sergeant major of the defence force
ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ އޮފް އެމްއެންޑީއެފް
Command sergeant major
ކޮމާންޑް ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
Sergeant major
ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
First sergeant
ފަސްޓް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant first class
ސާރޖަންޓް ފަސްޓް ކްލާސް
Staff sergeant
ސްޓާފް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant
ސާރޖަންޓް
Corporal
ކޯޕްރަލް
Lance corporal
ލާންސް ކޯޕްރަލް
Private
ޕްރައިވެޓް


Maldivian Coast Guard
Maldives-Navy-OR-9b.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-9a.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-8.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-7.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-6.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-5.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-4.svg Maldives-Navy-OR-3.svg No insignia
Command sergeant major
ކޮމާންޑް ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
Sergeant major
ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
First sergeant
ފަސްޓް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant first class
ސާރޖަންޓް ފަސްޓް ކްލާސް
Staff sergeant
ސްޓާފް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant
ސާރޖަންޓް
Corporal
ކޯޕްރަލް
Lance corporal
ލާންސް ކޯޕްރަލް
Private
ޕްރައިވެޓް


Maldives land forces and air wing
Maldives-Army-OR-9c.svg Maldives-Army-OR-9b.svg Maldives-Army-OR-9a.svg Maldives-Army-OR-8.svg Maldives-Army-OR-7.svg Maldives-Army-OR-6.svg Maldives-Army-OR-5.svg Maldives-Army-OR-4.svg Maldives-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia
Sergeant major of the defence force
ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ އޮފް އެމްއެންޑީއެފް
Command sergeant major
ކޮމާންޑް ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
Sergeant major
ސާރޖަންޓް މޭޖަރ
First sergeant
ފަސްޓް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant first class
ސާރޖަންޓް ފަސްޓް ކްލާސް
Staff sergeant
ސްޓާފް ސާރޖަންޓް
Sergeant
ސާރޖަންޓް
Corporal
ކޯޕްރަލް
Lance corporal
ލާންސް ކޯޕްރަލް
Private
ޕްރައިވެޓް
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References

  1. ^ "Ranks Used". MNDF. Archived from the original on November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "ރޭންކް ސްޓްރަކްޗަރ". mndf.gov.mv (in Divehi). Maldives National Defence Force. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  • Official website
  • Uniforminsignia.org (Maldives National Defence Force)