Ranks of the Afghan Armed Forces

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The Afghan Armed Forces is composed of personnel of various ranks which span three pay-grade brackets, those being on-Commissioned Officers, Commissioned Officers and the General Staff. The highest official rank within the AAF is Marshal, which has not been used since Mohammed Fahim,[1] who left the position in 2002.

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Afghan National Army, and Afghan 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
Afghanistan Afghanistan
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Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Junior Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Junior Second Lieutenant
Marshal
مارشال
Setar Jenral
ستر جنرال
Dagar Jenral
ډگرجنرال
Turan Jenral
تورن جنرال
Brid Jenral
برید جنرال
Dagarwal
ډگروال
Dagarman
ډگرمن
Jagran
جگرن
Jag Turan
جگتورن
Turan
تورن
Lomri Baridman
لمړی بريدمن
Dvahomi Baridman
دوهم بریدمن
Dreyom Baridman
دریم بریدمن


Afghanistan Afghanistan
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19. AAF-GAF.svg 18. AAF-GEN.svg 17. AAF-LG.svg 16. AAF-MG.svg 15. AAF-BG.svg 14. AAF-COL.svg 13. AAF-LTC.svg 12. AAF-MAJ.svg 11. AAF-CAPT.svg 10. AAF-JCPT.svg 09. AAF-1LT.svg 08. AAF-2LT.svg 07. AAF-J2LT.svg Unknown
General of the Air Force
مارشال
General
ستار جنرال
Lieutenant General
دگار جنرال
Major General
توران جنرال
Brigadier General
برید جنرال
Colonel
دگاروال
Lieutenant Colonel
دگارمان
Major
جاگران
Captain
جاگ توران
Junior Captain
توران
First Lieutenant
لمری بریدمان
Second Lieutenant
دواهوم بریدمان
Junior Second Lieutenant
دریوم بریدمان

Enlisted[edit]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the Afghan National Army and Afghan Air Force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Afghanistan Afghanistan
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No equivalent
ANA SFC.png ANA SSGT.png ANA SGT.png ANA CPL.png No equivalent ANA PFC.png No insignia
Sergeant
First Class

سرپرگمشر قدمدار
Staff
Sergeant

معاون سرپرگمشر قدمدار
Sergeant
سرپرگمشر
Corporal
معاون سرپرگمشر
Private
First Class

پرگمشر
Private
جندي‎‎


Afghanistan Afghanistan
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No equivalent
06. AAF-SFC.svg 05. AAF-SSG.svg 04. AAF-SGT.svg 03. AAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 02. AAF-PV1.svg 01. AAF-PV.svg
Sergeant First Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Sieff and Sayed Salahuddin (11 March 2004). "Mohammad Qasim Fahim: The first vice-president of Afghanistan, whose career was dogged by allegations of atrocities and corruption". Obituary. The Independent. Retrieved 2016-08-22.