Military ranks of the Royal Lao Armed Forces

Summary

The following tables present the ranks of the Royal Lao Armed Forces from 1955 to 1975, which, as a former French dominion, follow a rank system similar to those used by the French Armed Forces.

Officers

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Royal Lao Army
Royal Lao Army OF-10 - Choum Phoun (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-9 - Phoun Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-8 - Phoun Thö (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-7 - Phoun Trïï (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-6 - Phoun Chatäävä (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-5 - Phan Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-4 - Phan Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-3 - Phan Trïï (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-2 - Loei Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-1b - Loei Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-1a - Loei Trïï (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-D - Wáa Trii Haui Trii (1955-1975).gif RLA · Nakhian naihony - Cadet 2nd year (1955-1975).gif RLA · Nakhian naihony - Cadet 1st year (1955-1975).gif
Grand general
ຈຸ່ມພູ
General
ພົນເອກ
Lieutenant general
ພົນໂທ
Major general
ພົນຕີ
Brigadier general
ພົນຈັດຕະວາ
Colonel
ພັນເອກ
Lieutenant Colonel
ພັນໂທ
Major
ພັນຕີ
Captain
ຮ້ອຍເອກ
Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍໂທ
Second Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍຕີ
Officer designate
Wáa Trii Haui Trii
Officer cadet 2nd year
Nakhian naihony
Officer cadet 1st year
Nakhian naihony


Royal Lao Navy
Royal Lao Army OF-4 - Phan Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-3 - Phan Trïï (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-2 - Loei Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-1b - Loei Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OF-1a - Loei Trïï (1955-1975).gif
Commander
ພັນໂທ
Lieutenant
commander

ພັນຕີ
Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍເອກ
Lieutenant
(junior grade)

ຮ້ອຍໂທ
Ensign
ຮ້ອຍຕີ


Royal Lao Air Force
Royal Lao Air Force OF-10 - Choum Phoun äkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-9 - Phoun Êek äkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-8 - Phonthö äkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-7 - Phontrï äkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-6 - Phonchatäävä äkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-5 - Phanëkäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-4 - Phanthöäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-3 - Phantrïäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-2 - Roiëkäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-1b - Roithöäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-1a - Roitrïäkäd (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OF-D - Wáa Trii Haui Trii (1955-1975).gif RLAF · Nakhian naihony äkäd - Cadet 2nd year (1955-1975).gif RLAF · Nakhian naihony äkäd - Cadet 1st year (1955-1975).gif
Grand general
ຈຸ່ມພູ
General
ພົນເອກ
Lieutenant general
ພົນໂທ
Major general
ພົນຕີ
Brigadier general
ພົນຈັດຕະວາ
Colonel
ພັນເອກ
Lieutenant Colonel
ພັນໂທ
Major
ພັນຕີ
Captain
ຮ້ອຍເອກ
Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍໂທ
Second Lieutenant
ຮ້ອຍຕີ
Officer designate
Wáa Trii Haui Trii
Officer cadet 2nd year
Nakhian naihony
Officer cadet 1st year
Nakhian naihony


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

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Royal Lao Army
Royal Lao Army OR-8 - Cãã Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-7 - Cãã Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-6 - Cãã Trii (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-5 - Sip Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-4 - Sip Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-3 - Sip Trii (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Army OR-2 - Sip (1955-1975).gif No insignia
Cãã Êek Cãã Thó Cãã Trii Sip Êek Sip Thó Sip Trii Sip Phonthahan


Royal Lao Navy
Royal Lao Navy OR-9 - Phakhian naïrüa ëk (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Navy OR-7 - Phakhian nairüa thõ (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Navy OR-5 - Phakhian nairüa trï (1955-1975).gif No insignia
Phakhian naïrüa ëk Phakhian nairüa thõ Phakhian nairüa trï Phonthahan


Royal Lao Air Force
Royal Lao Air Force OR-8 - Cãã Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OR-7 - Cãã Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OR-6 - Cãã Trii (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OR-5 - Sip Êek (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OR-4 - Sip Thó (1955-1975).gif Royal Lao Air Force OR-3 - Sip Trii (1955-1975).gif No insignia
Cãã Êek Cãã Thó Cãã Trii Sip Êek Sip Thó Sip Trii Phonthahan
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References

  • Uniforminsignia.org (Royal Lao Army)
  • Uniforminsignia.org (Royal Lao Air Force)
  • Uniforminsignia.org (Royal Lao Navy)