Foreign Ranks

Foreign Rank

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Foreign Officer Rank and Equivalents
Argentina
Brigadier General
Brigadier Mayor
Brigadier
Commodore
Vice Commodore
Mayor
Teniente Primero
Teniente
Alferez
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Australia
Air Marshal
Air Vice Marshal
Air Commodore
Group Captain
Wing Commander
Squadron Leader
Flight Lieutenant
Flying Officer
Pilot Officer
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Belgium
Lieutenant General
General Major
General de Brigade
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captaine Commandant
Lieutenant
Sous-Lieutenant
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Canada
General (Gen)
Lieutenant-General (LGen)
Major-General (MGen)
Brigadier-General CBGen)
Colonel (Col)
Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol)
Major (Maj)
Captain (Capt)
First-Lieutenant (Lt)
Second-Lieutenant (2Lt)
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Pronounced "Left-tenant". Canadian rank is hyphenated only in Canada
China
Second Grade Senior General Officer
Intermediate General Officer
Senior Field Officer
Intermediate Field Officer
Junior Field Officer
Senior Company Officer
Intermediate Company Officer
Junior Company Officer
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Finland
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Ensign
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
France
General d'Armee Aerienne
General de Corpz Aerienne
General de Division Aerienne
General de Brigade Aerienne
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Commandent
Capitaine
Lieutenant
Sous-Lieutenant
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Germany
General
Generalleutnant
Generalmajor
Brigadegeneral
Oberst
Oberstleutnant
Major
Hauptman
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Greece
Pterarchos
Antipterarchos
Ypopterarchos
Taxiarchos
Sminarchos
Episminagos
Sminagos
Yposminagos
Anthyposmnagos
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Italy
Generale di Squadr'a Aerea
Con Incarichi Speciali
General e di Awuadra Aerea
Generale di Division Aerea
Generale di Brigata Aerea
Colonnello
Tenente Colonel
Maggiore
Capitario
Tenente
Sottotenente

General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Netherlands
Generaal
Luitenant-Generaal
Generaal-Majoor
Commodore
Kolonel
Lieutenant Kolonel
Majoor
Kapitein
Eerste-Luitenant
Twee de-Luitenant
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Norway
General
Generalloytnant
Generalmajor
Oberst I
Oberst II
Oberstioytnent
Major
Kaptein
Loytnant
Fenrik
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Philippines
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Portugal
Marechal
General (4-star)
General (3-star)
Brigadeiro
Coronel
Tenente-Coronel
Major
Capitao
Tenente
Alferes
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Spain
Captain General
Teniente
General de Division
General de Brigada
Coronel
Teniente Coronel
Comandente
Capitan
Teniente
Alferez
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Sweden
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Fanvik
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Switzerland
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Thailand
Marshal R.T.A.F.
Air Chief Marshal
Air Marshal
Air Vice Marshal
Group Captain
Wing Commander
Squadron Leader
Flight Lieutenant
Flying Officer
Pilot Officer
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Turkey
Maresal
Orgeneral
Korgeneral
Tumgeneral
Tuggeneral
Albay
Yarbay
Binbasi
Yuzbasi
Ustegmien
Tegmen
Astegmen
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
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United Kingdom
Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Air Chief Marshal
Air Marshal
Air Vice Marshal
Air Commodore
Group Captain
Wing Commander
Squadron Leader
Flight Lieutenant
Flying Officer
Pilot Officer
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Russia
Chief Marshal of Aviation
Army General
Colonel General
Lieutenant General
General Major
Colonel
Sub-Colonel
Major
Captain
Senior Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Junior Lieutenant
General of the Air Force
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Venezuela
Colonel of Aviation
Lietenant Colonel of Aviation
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant of Aviation
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Serbia
General-Armije
G eneral-Pkovnik
General-Potpukovnik
General-Major
Pukovnik
Potpukovmk
Major
Kapetan I Klase/Kapetan
Porucnik
Potporucnik
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant



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