Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for Air Forces of African states.

EnlistedEdit

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Algeria
(Edit)
    No equivalent       No equivalent   No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman 1st Class Airman


  Angola
(Edit)
No equivalent   No equivalent           No insignia No equivalent
Chief Master Sergeant
Sargent-chefe
Master Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Staff Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Sergeant
Furriel
Corporal
Primeiro-cabo
Airman 1st Class
Segundo-cabo
Airman
Soldado


  Benin No air force


  Botswana
(Edit)
        No equivalent     No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman


  Burkina Faso
(Edit)
      No equivalent     No equivalent     No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private
First Class

Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Burundi No air force


  Cameroon
(Edit)
    No equivalent           No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Flight sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Leading aircraftman
Soldat Première
Aircraftman
Soldat


  Cape Verde No air force


  Central African Republic
(Edit)
                  No insignia
Chief Warrant
Officer

Adjudant-chef
Warrant
Officer

Adjudant
Sergeant
Major

Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Career
Sergeant

Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private
First Class

Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Chad
(Edit)
No equivalent
      No equivalent     No insignia
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Comoros No air force


  Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
              No equivalent     No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant Première Classe
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Sergeant Major First Class
Première Sergent-major
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Sergeant First Class
Première Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
    No equivalent           No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat


  Djibouti
(Edit)
    No equivalent            
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Egypt
(Edit)
    No equivalent       No equivalent   No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Aircraftman
Mosa'id awwal
(مساعد أول)
Mosa'id
(مساعد)
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)
Raqib
(رقيب)
'arif
(عريف)
Jondi
(جندي)


  Eritrea
(Edit)
No equivalent   No equivalent       No equivalent   No insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private


  Ethiopia
(Edit)
    No equivalent           No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private 1st Class Private


  Gabon
(Edit)
      No equivalent            
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Gambia No air force


  Ghana
(Edit)
        No equivalent   No equivalent   No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman


  Guinea-Bissau No air force


  Ivory Coast
(Edit)
    No equivalent            
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldad Première
Private
Soldad


  Kenya
(Edit)
        No equivalent     No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


  Lesotho No air force


  Liberia No air force
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Libya
(Edit)
No equivalent   No equivalent       No equivalent   No insignia
Master sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman Airman basic


  Madagascar
(Edit)
                  No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant major
Sergent Major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Mali
(Edit)
No equivalent
          No insignia
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Mauritania
(Edit)
    No equivalent     No equivalent   No equivalent  
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldat 2e classe


  Mauritius No air force


  Morocco
(Edit)
                No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant
Major

Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Mozambique
(Edit)
No equivalent
            No equivalent
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado


  Namibia
(Edit)
        No equivalent     No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class Warrant officer 2nd class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Niger
(Edit)
    No equivalent            
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat


  Nigeria
(Edit)
          No equivalent     No insignia
Air Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


  Rwanda
(Edit)
          No equivalent   No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
First Sergeant
1er Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldate
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  São Tomé and Príncipe No air force


  Senegal
(Edit)
    No equivalent           No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat


  Seychelles No air force


  Sierra Leone No air force


  Somalia
(Edit)
          No equivalent     No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 3 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


  South Africa
(Edit)
        No equivalent     No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Aircraftman


  Sudan
(Edit)
    No equivalent           No insignia
Musaid awwal
Musaid
Raqib awwal
Raqib
Arif
Wakil arif
Jundi
Mustajidd


  Swaziland No air force


  Tanzania
(Edit)
        No equivalent     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


  Tunisia
(Edit)
      No equivalent            
Sergeant Major
Adjudant-chef Major
Master Sergeant
Adjudant-chef
Sergeant 1st class
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


  Zambia
(Edit)
        No equivalent     No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Zimbabwe
(Edit)
          No equivalent   No equivalent     No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Master sergeant Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Senior aircraftman Leading aircraftman Aircraftman
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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