Ranks and insignia of space forces

Summary

Comparison of ranks and insignia of all current and former space forces, to include aerospace forces and air and space forces.[1]

Ranks

Officers

Rank group National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
China PLA Strategic Support Force
No equivalent
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel Commandant
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Officer Cadet
General
上将
shàngjiàng
Lieutenant General
中将
zhōngjiàng
Major General
少将
shàojiàng
Senior Colonel
大校
dàxiào
Colonel
上校
shàngxiào
Lieutenant Colonel
中校
zhōngxiào
Major
少校
shàoxiào
Captain
上尉
shàngwèi
First Lieutenant
中尉
zhōngwèi
Second Lieutenant
少尉
shàowèi
Officer Cadet
学员
xuéyuán


France French Air and Space Force[2]
No equivalent French Air Force-général d'armée aérienne.svg French Air Force-général de corps aérien.svg French Air Force-général de division aérienne.svg French Air Force-général de brigade aérienne.svg French Air Force-colonel.svg French Air Force-lieutenant-colonel.svg French Air Force-commandant.svg French Air Force-capitaine.svg French Air Force-lieutenant.svg French Air Force-sous-lieutenant.svg French Air Force-aspirant.svg French Air Force-élève officier.svg
Général d´armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier


IRGC Aerospace Force
No equivalent General Major General Major General Brigadier General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Third Lieutenant 04.IRGC-4thY-SO.svg 03.IRGC-3rdY-SO.svg 02.IRGC-2ndY-SO.svg 01.IRGC-1stY-SO.svg
General of the Guard
ارتشبد پاسدار
Lieutenant general of the Guard
سپهبد پاسدار
Major general of the Guard
سرلشگر پاسدار
Brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ پاسدار
Second brigadier general of the Guard
سرتیپ دوم پاسدار
Colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ پاسدار
Lieutenant colonel of the Guard
سرهنگ دوم پاسدار
Major of the Guard
سرگرد پاسدار
Captain of the Guard
سروان پاسدار
First lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان یکم پاسدار
Second lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان دوم پاسدار
Third lieutenant of the Guard
ستوان سوم پاسدار
Imam Hossein University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام حسین (ع)


Flag of the Russian Aerospace Forces.svg Russian Aerospace Forces
No equivalent Russia-Airforce-OF-9-2013.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-6-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-5-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-4-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-3-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-2-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-1c-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-1b-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-1a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-(D)-2010.svg
Army general
генера́л а́рмии
Colonel general
генера́л-полко́вник
Lieutenant general
генера́л-лейтена́нт
Major general
генера́л-майо́р
Colonel
полко́вник
Lieutenant colonel
подполко́вник
Major
майо́р
Captain
капита́н
Senior lieutenant
ста́рший лейтена́нт
Lieutenant
лейтена́нт
Junior lieutenant
мла́дший лейтена́нт
Cadet
Курсант


 United States Space Force
No equivalent US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg USAFA Vice Wing Commander.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer trainee
(Various insignia)


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

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
PLA Strategic Support Force
PLAGF-0709-1CSGT.png PLAGF-0708-2CSGT.png PLAGF-0707-3CSGT.png PLAGF-0706-4CSGT.png PLAGF-0705-SSG.png PLAGF-0704-SGT.png PLAGF-0703-CPL.png No equivalent PLAGF-0702-PFC.png PLAGF-0701-PVT.png
Master sergeant class one
一级军士长
yījí jūnshìzhǎng
Master sergeant class two
二级军士长
èrjí jūnshìzhǎng
Master sergeant class three
三级军士长
sānjí jūnshìzhǎng
Master sergeant class four
四级军士长
sìjí jūnshìzhǎng
Sergeant first class
上士
shàngshì
Sergeant
中士
zhōngshì
Corporal
下士
xiàshì
Private first class
上等兵
shàngděngbīng
Private
列兵
lièbīng


France French Air and Space Force[2]
French Air Force-major.svg French Air Force-adjudant-chef.svg French Air Force-adjudant.svg No equivalent French Air Force-sergeant-chef.svg French Air Force-sergeant.svg French Air Force-caporal-chef.svg French Air Force-caporal.svg French Air Force-aviateur de première classe.svg French Air Force-aviateur.svg
Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant Sergent-chef Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal Aviateur 1e classe Aviateur 2e classe


IRGC Aerospace Force
9- Razmdar 1st-IRGC.png 8- Razmdar 2nd-IRGC.png 7- Razmavar 1st-IRGC.png 6- Razmavar 2nd-IRGC.png 5- Razmavar 3rd-IRGC.png 4- Razmyar-IRGC.png 3- Sarbaz 1st-IRGC.png 2- Sarbaz 2nd-IRGC.png 1- Sarbaz-IRGC.png
Command sergeant major of the Guard
استوار یکم پاسدار
Sergeant major of the Guard
استوار دوم پاسدار
First sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان یکم پاسدار
Second sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان دوم پاسدار
Third sergeant of the Guard
گروهبان سوم پاسدار
Corporal of the Guard
سرجوخه پاسدار
Private specialist of the Guard
سرباز یکم پاسدار
Private first class of the Guard
سرباز دوم پاسدار
Private of the Guard
سرباز پاسدار


Flag of the Russian Aerospace Forces.svg Russian Aerospace Forces
Russia-Airforce-OR-9b-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-9a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-8-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-6-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-5-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-4-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-2-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-1-2010.svg
Senior warrant officer
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Warrant officer
Пра́порщик
Master sergeant
Старшина́
Senior sergeant
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Sergeant
Сержа́нт
Junior sergeant
Мла́дший сержа́нт
Corporal
Ефре́йтор
Private
Рядово́й


 United States Space Force
USAF SEAC.svg USSF SEASF.svg E9c USAF CCMS.svg E9b USAF 1STSGT3.svg E9a USAF CMSGT.svg E8b USAF 1STSGT2.svg E8a USAF SMSGT.svg E7b USAF 1STSGT1.svg E7a USAF MSGT.svg E6 USAF TSGT.svg E5 USAF SSGT.svg E4 USAF SAM.svg E3 USAF AM1.svg E2 USAF AM.svg No insignia
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Chief master sergeant of the Space Force Command chief master sergeant First sergeant Chief master sergeant First sergeant Senior master sergeant First sergeant Master sergeant Technical sergeant Sergeant Specialist 4 Specialist 3 Specialist 2 Specialist 1
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

Former ranks

Officers

Rank group National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Aerospace Defence Forces
(2011–2015)

No equivalent Russia-Airborne-OF-9-2013.svg
(2013–2015)
Russia-Airborne-OF-9-2010.svg
(2011–2013)
Russia-Airborne-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-6-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-5-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-4-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-3-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-2-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1c-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1b-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-(D)-2010.svg
Army general
генера́л а́рмии
Colonel general
генера́л-полко́вник
Lieutenant general
генера́л-лейтена́нт
Major general
генера́л-майо́р
Colonel
полко́вник
Lieutenant colonel
подполко́вник
Major
майо́р
Captain
капита́н
Senior lieutenant
ста́рший лейтена́нт
Lieutenant
лейтена́нт
Junior lieutenant
мла́дший лейтена́нт
Cadet
Курсант


Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Space Forces
(2010–2011)

No equivalent Russia-Airborne-OF-9-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-6-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-5-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-4-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-3-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-2-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1c-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1b-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OF-1a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-(D)-2010.svg
Army general
генера́л а́рмии
Colonel general
генера́л-полко́вник
Lieutenant general
генера́л-лейтена́нт
Major general
генера́л-майо́р
Colonel
полко́вник
Lieutenant colonel
подполко́вник
Major
майо́р
Captain
капита́н
Senior lieutenant
ста́рший лейтена́нт
Lieutenant
лейтена́нт
Junior lieutenant
мла́дший лейтена́нт
Cadet
Курсант


Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Space Forces
(1994–1997 /
2001–2011)

No equivalent Russia-AirBorne-OF-9-1997-field.svg
(1997–2010)
Russia-AirBorne-OF-9-1994-field.svg
(1994–1997)
Russia-AirBorne-OF-8-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-7-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-6-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-5-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-4-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-3-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-2-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-1c-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-1b-1994-field.svg Russia-AirBorne-OF-1a-1994-field.svg RAF AF-ABTr R1Kursant 2010.png
Army general
генера́л а́рмии
Colonel general
генера́л-полко́вник
Lieutenant general
генера́л-лейтена́нт
Major general
генера́л-майо́р
Colonel
полко́вник
Lieutenant colonel
подполко́вник
Major
майо́р
Captain
капита́н
Senior lieutenant
ста́рший лейтена́нт
Lieutenant
лейтена́нт
Junior lieutenant
мла́дший лейтена́нт
Cadet
Курсант


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

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Aerospace Defence Forces
(2011–2015)

Russia-Airborne-OR-9b-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OR-9a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-8-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-6-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-5-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-4-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-2-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-1-2010.svg
Senior warrant officer
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Warrant officer
Пра́порщик
Master sergeant
Старшина́
Senior sergeant
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Sergeant
Сержа́нт
Junior sergeant
Мла́дший сержа́нт
Corporal
Ефре́йтор
Private
Рядово́й


Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Space Forces
(2010–2011)

Russia-Airborne-OR-9b-2010.svg Russia-Airborne-OR-9a-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-8-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-6-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-5-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-4-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-2-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OR-1-2010.svg
Senior warrant officer
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Warrant officer
Пра́порщик
Master sergeant
Старшина́
Senior sergeant
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Sergeant
Сержа́нт
Junior sergeant
Мла́дший сержа́нт
Corporal
Ефре́йтор
Private
Рядово́й


Russian military space troops flag.svg Russian Space Forces
(1994–1997 /
2001–2010)

RAF ABTr W2SenPrap 2010.png RAF ABTr W1Prap 2010.png RFAF - Starshina - Every day green.png RFAF - Senior Sergeant - Every day green.png RFAF - Sergeant - Every day green.png RFAF - Junior Sergeant - Every day green.png RFAF - Efreitor - Every day green.png RFAF - Private - Every day green.png
Senior warrant officer
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Warrant officer
Пра́порщик
Master sergeant
Старшина́
Senior sergeant
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Sergeant
Сержа́нт
Junior sergeant
Мла́дший сержа́нт
Corporal
Ефре́йтор
Private
Рядово́й
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

Insignia

Flags

Emblems

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/01/29/these-are-official-space-force-ranks.html
  2. ^ a b "Les grades" (PDF). defense.gouv.fr (in French). Ministry of Armed Forces (France). Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  3. ^ Bodner, Matthew (22 June 2018). "As Trump pushes for separate space force, Russia moves fast the other way".
  4. ^ "U.S. Space Force says its new seal is not a Starfleet knockoff". SpaceNews.com. Retrieved 2020-04-04.