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Pakistan Air Force
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The Ranks of Pakistan Air Force are primarily based on Royal Air Force rank structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ. Insignia for officer ranks were changed from the British influenced ranks to a Turkish style one on 5 July 2006.[1]

Officer ranksEdit

Officer rank badges are displayed on the shoulders.

PAF Ranks [2] Current insignia Former insignia NATO Equivalent Details
Marshal of the Air Force (5-Star) OF-10 Never awarded
Air Chief Marshal (4-Star) ACM Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF9 OF-9
Air Marshal (3-Star) AM Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF8 OF-8
Air Vice Marshal (2-Star) AVM Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF7 OF-7
Air Commodore (1-Star) Air Cdre Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF6 OF-6
Group Captain Gp Capt Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF5 OF-5
Wing Commander Wg Cdr Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF4 OF-4
Squadron Leader Sqn Ldr Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF3 OF-3
Flight Lieutenant Flt Lt Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF2 OF-2
Flying Officer Flag of Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF1A OF-1
Pilot Officer Plt Off Pakistan Air Force UK-Air-OF1B OF-1

Junior Commissioned OfficersEdit

PAF Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Assistant Warrant Officer

Non-Commissioned OfficersEdit

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank badges are displayed on arms.

PAF Ranks Insignia NATO Equivalent
Chief Technician OR-9
Senior Technician OR-8
Corporal Technician OR-8
Junior Technician OR-7
Senior Aircraftman OR-5, OR-6
Junior Aircraftman OR-4
Leading Aircraftman OR-3
Aircraftman OR-1, OR-2

See alsoEdit


  1. "PAF changes officers’ rank insignia". 6 July 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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