Comparative air force officer ranks of Africa

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Rank comparison chart of air forces of African states.

Officers[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Algeria Algeria
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No equivalent
15.PNA-LG.svg 14.PNA-MG.svg 13.PNA-BG.svg 12.AlgAF-COL.svg 11.AlgAF-LTC.svg 10.AlgAF-MAJ.svg 09.AlgAF-CAPT.svg 08.AlgAF-1LT.svg 07.AlgAF-2LT.svg Unknown
Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
2nd
Lieutenant


Angola Angola
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17.ANAF-AM.svg 16.ANAF-GEN.svg 15.ANAF-LG.svg 14.ANAF-MG.svg No equivalent 13.ANAF-COL.svg 12.ANAF-LTC.svg 11.ANAF-MAJ.svg 10.ANAF-CPT.svg 09.ANAF-1LT.svg 08.ANAF-2LT.svg 07.ANAF-WO.svg
Air Marshal
General de Aviaçao
General
General
Lieutenant General
Tenente General
Major General
Brigadeiro
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Teniente Coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Capitão
First Lieutenant
Premiero Teniente
Second Lieutenant
Segundo-Teniente
Officer Cadet
Aspirante


Benin Benin No air force


Botswana Botswana
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No equivalent
13.Botswana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Botswana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Botswana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Botswana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Botswana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Botswana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Botswana Air Force-2LT.svg Botswana-AirForce-OF-(D).svg
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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No equivalent 18.Burkina Faso Air Force-GEN.svg 17.Burkina Faso Air Force-LG.svg 16.Burkina Faso Air Force-MG.svg 15.Burkina Faso Air Force-BG.svg 14.Burkina Faso Air Force-CM.svg 13.Burkina Faso Air Force-COL.svg 12.Burkina Faso Air Force-LTC.svg 11.Burkina Faso Air Force-MAJ.svg 10.Burkina Faso Air Force-CPT.svg 09.Burkina Faso Air Force-1LT.svg 08.Burkina Faso Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Burundi Burundi No air force


Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent 17.Cameroon Air Force-GEN.svg 16.Cameroon Air Force-LG.svg 15.Cameroon Air Force-MG.svg 14.Cameroon Air Force-BG.svg 13.Cameroon Air Force-COL.svg 12.Cameroon Air Force-LTC.svg 11.Cameroon Air Force-MAJ.svg 10.Cameroon Air Force-CPT.svg 09.Cameroon Air Force-1LT.svg 08.Cameroon Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Cape Verde Cape Verde No air force


Central African Republic Central African Republic
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No equivalent
17.CAAF-MG.svg 16.CAAF-BG.svg 15.CAAF-COL.svg 14.CAAF-LTC.svg 13.CAAF-MAJ.svg 12.CAAF-CAPT.svg 11.CAAF-1LT.svg 10.CAAF-2LT.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Chad Chad
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No equivalent
11.Chadian Air Force-COL.svg 10.Chadian Air Force-LTC.svg 09.Chadian Air Force-MAJ.svg 08.Chadian Air Force-CPT.svg 07.Chadian Air Force-1LT.svg 06.Chadian Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Comoros Comoros No air force


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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No equivalent 19.DRCAF-GEN.svg 18.DRCAF-LG.svg 17.DRCAF-MG.svg 16.DRCAF-BG.svg 15.DRCAF-COL.svg 14.DRCAF-LTC.svg 13.DRCAF-MAJ.svg 12.DRCAF-CAPT.svg 11.DRCAF-1LT.svg 10.DRCAF-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
2nd
Lieutenant


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
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No equivalent
16-ROCongo Air Force-LG.svg 15-ROCongo Air Force-MG.svg 14-ROCongo Air Force-BG.svg 13-ROCongo Air Force-COL.svg 12-ROCongo Air Force-LTC.svg 11-ROCongo Air Force-MAJ.svg 10-ROCongo Air Force-CPT.svg 09-ROCongo Air Force-1LT.svg 08-ROCongo Air Force-2LT.svg None.svg
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Djibouti Djibouti
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No equivalent
Djibouti-Airforce-OF-6.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-5.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-4.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-3.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-2.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-1b.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Egypt Egypt
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No equivalent Egypt Air Force - OF09.svg Egypt Air Force - OF08.svg Egypt Air Force - OF07.svg Egypt Air Force - OF06.svg Egypt Air Force - OF05.svg Egypt Air Force - OF04.svg Egypt Air Force - OF03.svg Egypt Air Force - OF02.svg Egypt Air Force - OF01b.svg Egypt Air Force - OF01a.svg Unknown
Air Chief Marshal
(فريق أول)
Air Marshal
(فريق)‎‎
Air Vice-Marshal
(لواء‎‎)
Air Commodore
(عميد‎‎)
Group Captain
(عقيد‎‎)
Wing commander
(مقدم)
Squadron Leader
(رائد‎‎)
Flight Lieutenant
(نقيب‎‎)
Flying Officer
(ملازم أول)
Pilot Officer
(ملازم‎‎)


Eritrea Eritrea
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No equivalent
13. EAF-MG.svg 12. EAF-BG.svg 11. EAF-COL.svg 10. EAF-LTC.svg 09. EAF-MAJ.svg 08. EAF-CAPT.svg 07. EAF-1LT.svg 06. EAF-2LT.svg Unknown
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second lieutenant


Ethiopia Ethiopia
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No equivalent
17.EAF-LG.svg 16.EAF-MG.svg 15.EAF-BG.svg 14.EAF-COL.svg 13.EAF-LTC.svg 12.EAF-MAJ.svg 11.EAF-CAPT.svg 10.EAF-1LT.svg 09.EAF-LT.svg 08.EAF-2LT.svg Unknown
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Gabon Gabon
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No equivalent 23.GAF-GEN.svg 22.GAF-LG.svg 21.GAF-MG.svg 20.GAF-BG.svg 19.GAF-1COL.svg 18.GAF-COL.svg 17.GAF-1LTC.svg 16.GAF-LTC.svg 15.GAF-1MAJ.svg 14.GAF-MAJ.svg 13.GAF-1CPT.svg 12.GAF-CPT.svg 11.GAF-1LT.svg 10.GAF-LT.svg 09.GAF-2LT.svg Unknown
Général d´armée Général de corps d´armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Major Commandant Capitaine Major Capitaine Lieutenant Major Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


The Gambia Gambia No air force


Ghana Ghana
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No equivalent 16.Ghana Air Force-GEN.svg 15.Ghana Air Force-LG.svg 14.Ghana Air Force-MG.svg 13.Ghana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Ghana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Ghana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Ghana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Ghana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Ghana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Ghana Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer


Guinea Guinea
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau No air force


Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
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No equivalent 18.Ivory Coast Air Force-GEN.svg 17.Ivory Coast Air Force-LG.svg 16.Ivory Coast Air Force-MG.svg 15.Ivory Coast Air Force-BG.svg 14.Ivory Coast Air Force-COL.svg 13.Ivory Coast Air Force-LTC.svg 12.Ivory Coast Air Force-MAJ.svg 11.Ivory Coast Air Force-CPT.svg 10.Ivory Coast Air Force-1LT.svg 09.Ivory Coast Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Kenya Kenya
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Lesotho Lesotho No air force


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Liberia Liberia No air force


Libya Libya
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No equivalent
14.Libyan Air Force-LG.svg 13.Libyan Air Force-MG.svg 12.Libyan Air Force-BG.svg 11.Libyan Air Force-COL.svg 10.Libyan Air Force-LTC.svg 09.Libyan Air Force-MAJ.svg 08.Libyan Air Force-CPT.svg 07.Libyan Air Force-1LT.svg 06.Libyan Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Madagascar Madagascar
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No equivalent 19.Madagascar Air Force-GEN.svg 18.Madagascar Air Force-LG.svg 17.Madagascar Air Force-MG.svg 16.Madagascar Air Force-BG.svg 15.Madagascar Air Force-COL.svg 14.Madagascar Air Force-LTC.svg 13.Madagascar Air Force-MAJ.svg 12.Madagascar Air Force-CPT.svg 11.Madagascar Air Force-1LT.svg 10.Madagascar Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Malawi Malawi
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Mali Mali
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No equivalent
13.Mali Air Force-MG.svg 12.Mali Air Force-BG.svg 11.Mali Air Force-COL.svg 10.Mali Air Force-LTC.svg 09.Mali Air Force-MAJ.svg 08.Mali Air Force-CPT.svg 07.Mali Air Force-1LT.svg 06.Mali Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Mauritania Mauritania
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No equivalent
14.Mauritania Air Force-MG.svg 13.Mauritania Air Force-BG.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-5.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-4.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-3.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-2.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division
لواء
Général de brigade
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant-Colonel
مقدم
Commandant
رائد
Capitaine
نقيب
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Sous-Lieutenant
ملازم


 Mauritius No air force


Morocco Morocco
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No equivalent 19.Moroccan Air Force-GEN.svg 18.Moroccan Air Force-LG.svg 17.Moroccan Air Force-MG.svg 16.Moroccan Air Force-BG.svg 15.Moroccan Air Force-CM.svg 14.Moroccan Air Force-COL.svg 13.Moroccan Air Force-LTC.svg 12.Moroccan Air Force-MAJ.svg 11.Moroccan Air Force-CPT.svg 10.Moroccan Air Force-1LT.svg 09.Moroccan Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée Aerienne Général de corps Aerienne Général de division Aerienne Général de brigade Aerienne Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-AirForce-OF-8.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-2.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez


Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent
14-Namibia Air Force-AVM.svg 13-Namibia Air Force-AIRCDRE.svg 12-Namibia Air Force-GPCAPT.svg 11-Namibia Air Force-WGCDR.svg 10-Namibia Air Force-SQNLDR.svg 09-Namibia Air Force-FLTLT.svg 08-Namibia Air Force-FLGOFF.svg 07-Namibia Air Force-PLTOFF.svg No equivalent
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer


Niger Niger
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No equivalent
Senegal-AirForce-OF-5.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-4.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-3.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-2.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Nigeria Nigeria
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None.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-9.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-8.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-7.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-6.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-5.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-4.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-3.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-2.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer


Rwanda Rwanda
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No equivalent 16-Rwanda Air Force-GEN.svg 15-Rwanda Air Force-LG.svg 14-Rwanda Air Force-MG.svg 13-Rwanda Air Force-BG.svg 12-Rwanda Air Force-COL.svg 11-Rwanda Air Force-LTC.svg 10-Rwanda Air Force-MAJ.svg 09-Rwanda Air Force-CPT.svg 08-Rwanda Air Force-1LT.svg 07-Rwanda Air Force-2LT.svg Unknown
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe No air force


Senegal Senegal
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-5.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-4.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-3.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-2.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Senegal-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Seychelles Seychelles No air force


Sierra Leone Sierra Leone No air force


Somalia Somalia
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No equivalent
15-Somali Air Force-MG.svg 14-Somali Air Force-BG.svg 13-Somali Air Force-COL.svg 12-Somali Air Force-LTC.svg 11-Somali Air Force-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Air Force-CPT.svg 09-Somali Air Force-1LT.svg 08-Somali Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


South Africa South Africa
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No equivalent SAAF-OF-9.svg SAAF-OF-8.svg SAAF-OF-7.svg SAAF-OF-6.svg SAAF-OF-5.svg SAAF-OF-4.svg SAAF-OF-3.svg SAAF-OF-2.svg SAAF-OF-1b.svg SAAF-OF-1a.svg SAAF-Candidate Offr.svg
General
Generaal
Lieutenant General
Luitenant Generaal
Major General
Generaal-Majoor
Brigadier General
Brigadier Generaal
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Luitenant Kolonel
Major
Majoor
Captain
Kaptein
Lieutenant
Luitenant
Second Lieutenant
Tweede Luitenant
Officer candidate


South Sudan South Sudan
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
Air
Marshal
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer
Cadet


Sudan Sudan
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No equivalent Sudan Air Force - OF09.svg Sudan Air Force - OF08.svg Sudan Air Force - OF07.svg Sudan Air Force - OF06.svg Sudan Air Force - OF05.svg Sudan Air Force - OF04.svg Sudan Air Force - OF03.svg Sudan Air Force - OF02.svg Sudan Air Force - OF01b.svg Sudan Air Force - OF01a.svg Unknown
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim thani
(ملازم)


Swaziland Swaziland No air force


Tanzania Tanzania
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No equivalent 17-Tanzania Air Force-GEN.svg 16-Tanzania Air Force-LG.svg 15-Tanzania Air Force-MG.svg 14-Tanzania Air Force-BG.svg 13-Tanzania Air Force-COL.svg 12-Tanzania Air Force-LTC.svg 11-Tanzania Air Force-MAJ.svg 10-Tanzania Air Force-CPT.svg 09-Tanzania Air Force-1LT.svg 08-Tanzania Air Force-2LT.svg 07-Tanzania Air Force-OC.svg
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer candidate


Togo Togo
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Tunisia Tunisia
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No equivalent
Grade Terre tunisienne O10.png Grade Terre tunisienne O9.png Grade Terre tunisienne O8.png Grade Terre tunisienne O7.png Grade Terre tunisienne O6.png Grade Terre tunisienne O5.png Grade Terre tunisienne O4.png Grade Terre tunisienne O3.png Grade Terre tunisienne O2.png Grade Terre tunisienne O1.png Unknown
Army corps general Major general Brigadier General Major Colonel Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Uganda Uganda
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No equivalent Uganda-AirForce-OF-9.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-8.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-7.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-6.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-5.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-4.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-3.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-2.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Zambia Zambia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg CDN-Air Force-Gen.svg CDN-Air Force-Col.svg CDN-Air Force-LCol.svg CDN-Air Force-Maj.svg CDN-Air Force-Capt.svg CDN-Air Force-2Lt.svg CDN-Air Force-OCdt.svg No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

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