Papua New Guinea Defence Force ranks

Summary

Papua New Guinea military ranks are the military ranks of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and are largely based on those of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3]

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
Papua New Guinea Land Element
PNGDF Land OF-07.svg PNGDF Land OF-06.svg PNGDF Land OF-05.svg PNGDF Land OF-04.svg PNGDF Land OF-03.svg PNGDF Land OF-02.svg PNGDF Land OF-01b.svg PNGDF Land OF-01a.svg PNGDF Land OF-(D-2).svg PNGDF Land OF-(D).svg
Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Senior officer cadet Junior officer cadet


 Papua New Guinea Navy
PNG-Navy-OF-7.svg PNG-Navy-OF-6.svg PNGDF Navy CPT.png PNGDF CDR.png PNGDF LTC.png PNGDF LT.png PNGDF SLT.png PNGDF Midshipman.png
Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sub
Lieutenant
Midshipman


Papua New Guinea Air Element
PNGDF AF COL.png PNGDF AF LCOL.png PNGDF AF MAJ.png PNGDF AF CPT.png PNGDF AF 1LT.png PNGDF AF 2LT.png PNGDF AF OF-(D-2).svg PNGDF AF OF-(D).svg
Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Senior officer cadet Junior officer cadet


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

Enlisted

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

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Papua New Guinea Land Element
PNGDF Land OR-09.svg PNGDF Land OR-08.svg PNGDF Land OR-07.svg PNGDF Land OR-06.svg PNGDF Land OR-04.svg PNGDF Land OR-03.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1
?
Warrant officer class 2
?
Staff sergeant
Plag Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kopul
Lance corporal
Lans Kopul
Private
Praivet


 Papua New Guinea Navy
PNG Maritime OR-9.svg PNG Maritime OR-7.svg PNG Maritime OR-6.svg PNG Maritime OR-4.svg PNG Maritime OR-2.svg No insignia
Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Papua New Guinea Air Element
PNGDF AF WO1.svg PNGDF AF SGT.svg PNGDF AF CPL.svg PNGDF AF LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

Higher flag ranks and ceremonial ranks

Appointments to general officer and flag officer ranks were until recently[4] only ceremonial, for the head of state and members of the royal family.[5]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Yodu and Mautu promoted as full Colonels". Loop PNG. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Task Force Koa Moana arrives in Papua New Guinea [Image 4 of 6]". DVIDS. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Three PNG Defence Force Officers to take Pilot Training in New Zealand". Youtube - EMTV Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Overseas Training for PNGDF Cadets". EMTV Online. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Prince Charles". Getty Images. Retrieved 26 April 2017.

External links

  • Uniform Encyclopedia Papua New Guinea Army
  • Uniform Encyclopedia Papua New Guinea Navy
  • Papua New Guinea ranks WWII