Rank and insignia of the Tanzanian Armed Forces

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The military ranks of Tanzania are the military insignia used by the Tanzania People's Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Tanzania shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom, however the Army and Air Force both use the British Army rank system, with differences in the enlisted ranks.

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

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
Tanzania Tanzania
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No equivalent 17-Tanzania Army-GEN.svg 16-Tanzania Army-LG.svg 15-Tanzania Army-MG.svg 14-Tanzania Army-BG.svg 13-Tanzania Army-COL.svg 12-Tanzania Army-LTC.svg 11-Tanzania Army-MAJ.svg 10-Tanzania Army-CPT.svg 09-Tanzania Army-1LT.svg 08-Tanzania Army-2LT.svg 07-Tanzania Army-OC.svg
General
Jenerali
Lieutenant General
Luteni Jenerali
Major General
Meja Jenerali
Brigadier
Brigedia
Colonel
Kanali
Lieutenant Colonel
Luteni Kanali
Major
Meja
Captain
Kapteni
Lieutenant
Luteni wa Kwanza
2nd lieutenant
Luteni wa Pili
Officer candidate


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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg No equivalent
Vice admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign


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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


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

Enlisted[edit]

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

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Tanzania Tanzania
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06-Tanzania Army-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Army-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Army-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Army-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Tanzania Army-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Army-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)


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06-Tanzania Navy-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Navy-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Navy-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Navy-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Tanzania Navy-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Navy-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)


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06-Tanzania Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Air Force-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Tanzania Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Air Force-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Maafisa Wateule 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Maafisa Wateule 2
Flight Sergeant
Sajenti Kuruka
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Mdogo
Aircraftsman
Mtu Ndege
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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