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The following tables present the ranks of the Malaysian Armed Forces.[1]

Ranks of Malaysian Armed Forces[edit | edit source]

Officer[2][edit | edit source]

Grade
(as on 2012)
TDM ranks
(Army)
TLDM ranks
(Navy)
TUDM ranks
(Air Force)
Estimated basic salary
(as on 2007, per month)
Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal[3]
Admiral of the Fleet
Laksamana Armada[3]
Marshal of the Air Force
Marsyal TUDM[3]
RM 50 700[4][5]
RM 50 000[6]
VUZA 3
VUZA 5
General
Jeneral[7]
Admiral[7]
Laksamana
General[7]
Jeneral
RM 9 700 (VUZA 3)
RM 7 900 (VUZA 5)
VUZA 6 Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
RM 7 200
VUZA 7 Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
RM 6 700
ZA 28 Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Commodore
Laksamana Pertama
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
RM 5 900
ZA 26 Colonel
Kolonel
Captain
Kepten
Colonel
Kolonel
RM 5 300
ZA 24 Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Commander
Komander
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
RM 4 400
ZA 22 Major
Mejar
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan Komander
Major
Mejar
RM 3 100
ZA 19
ZA 20
Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Captain
Kapten
RM 2 100
ZA 17
ZA 18
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant
Leftenan
RM 1 800
ZA 15 Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Sublieutenant
Leftenan Muda
RM 1 500
ZL 15 Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
RM 1 000

Enlisted[8][edit | edit source]

Grade
(as on 2012)
TDM ranks TLDM ranks TUDM ranks Estimated basic salary
(as on 2012, per month)
ZA 12 First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
First Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 1
RM 3 200
ZA 10 Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
Second Warrant Officer
Pegawai Waran 2
RM 2 700
ZA 8 Staff Sergeant
'Staff Sarjan
Senior Petty Officer
Bintara Kanan
Flight Sergeant
Flait Sarjan
RM 2 000
ZA 6 Sergeant
Sarjan
Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Sergeant
Sarjan
RM 1 650
ZA 4 Corporal
Koperal
Senior Seaman
Laskar Kanan
Corporal
Koperal Udara
RM 1 550
ZA 2 Lance Corporal
Lans Koperal
First/Second Seaman
Laskar Kelas 1/2
Senior Aircraftman
Laskar Kanan
RM 1 400
ZA 1 Private
Prebet
Junior Seaman
Laskar Muda
First/Second Airman
Laskar Kelas 1/2
RM 1 000
Recruit
Rekrut
Seaman Recruit
Perajurit Muda
Airman Recruit
Rekrut
RM 800

Rank Table[edit | edit source]

This table shows the rank structure and epaulettes since 1963 until today.

Category Malaysian Army ranks Royal Malaysian Navy ranks Royal Malaysian Air Force ranks
Supreme Commander
or
Commander-in-Chief
Field Marshal of Malaysian Army.png
Field Marshal
(Fil Marsyal)
Admiral of the Fleet insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Admiral of the Fleet
(Laksamana Armada)
Marshal insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Marshal of the Air Force
(Marsyal Tentera Udara)
General Officers
General of Malaysian Army.png
General
(Jeneral)
Laksamana insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Admiral
(Laksamana)
General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
General
(Jeneral)
Lieutenant General of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant General
(Leftenan Jeneral)
Vice Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Vice Admiral
(Laksamana Madya)
Lieutenant General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant General
(Leftenan Jeneral)
Major General insignia of Malaysian Army.png
Major General
(Mejar Jeneral)
Rear Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Rear Admiral
(Laksamana Muda)
Major General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Major General
(Mejar Jeneral)
Brigadier General insignia of Malaysian Army.png
Brigadier General
(Brigedier Jeneral)
First Admiral insignia of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Commodore
(Laksamana Pertama)
Brigadier General insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Brigadier General
(Brigedier Jeneral)
Senior Officers
Colonel of Malaysian Army.png
Colonel
(Kolonel)

Captain
(Captain)
Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Colonel
(Kolonel)
Lieutenant Colonel of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant Colonel
(Leftenan Kolonel)

Commander
(Komander)
Lieutenant Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant Colonel
(Leftenan Kolonel)
Major of Malaysian Army.png
Major
(Mejar)

Lieutenant Commander
(Leftenan Komander)
Major of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Major
(Mejar)
Junior Officers
Captain of Malaysian Army.png
Captain
(Kapten)

Lieutenant
(Leftenan)
Captain of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Captain
(Kapten)
Lieutenant of Malaysian Army.png
Lieutenant
(Leftenan)

Sublieutenant
(Leftenan Madya)
Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Lieutenant
(Leftenan)
Second Lieutenant of Malaysian Army.png
Second Lieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)

Junior Sublieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)
2nd Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Sublieutenant
(Leftenan Muda)
Officer Cadets
Midshipman of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Midshipman
(Kadet Kanan)
No Insignia
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
Officer Cadet of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
No Insignia
Officer Cadet
(Pengawai Kadet)
Under-Officers

Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)
Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)

Warrant Officer First Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Pertama)
Warrant Officer 2nd class of Malaysian Army.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Warrant Officer II insignia of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png
Warrant Officer Second Class
(Pengawai Waran Kelas Kedua)
Enlisted

Staff Sergeant
(Staff Sarjan)

Chief Petty Officer
(Bintara Kanan)

Flight Sergeant
(Flait Sarjan)

Sergeant
(Sarjan)

Petty Officer
(Bintara Muda)

Air Sergeant
(Sarjan Udara)

Corporal
(Korporal)

Leading Rate
(Laskar Kanan)

Air Corporal
(Korporal Udara)

Lance Corporal
(Lans Korporal)

Able Seaman
(Laskar Kelas Pertama)

Senior Aircraftman
(Laskar Kanan)

Ordinary Seaman
(Laskar Kelas Kedua)

Aircraftman First Class
(Laskar Udara Pertama)
No Insignia
Private
(Prebet)

Seaman
(Laskar Muda)
No Insignia
Aircraftman Second Class
(Laskar Udara Kelas Kedua)
No Insignia
Recruit
(Rekrut)
No Insignia
Seaman Recruit
(Perajurit Muda)
No Insignia
Recruit
(Perajurit Muda)

Commander-in-Chief[edit | edit source]

Further information: Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces

Field Marshal of Malaysian Army, Air Force Marshal, and Admiral of the Fleet is only served for Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King) or the state Rulers.

Other military-based organization ranks[edit | edit source]

  • RELA Corps and TSNJ ranks is equal to Army ranks, but the RELA Corps and TSNJ ranking grades is different. TSNJ has their own service grade and basic salary scale. While RELA Corps has their own basic salary and allowance scale, but RELA Corps has no fixed service grade.
  • MMEA ranks is equal to Royal Navy ranks, but MMEA has their own service grade and basic salary scale.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Pangkat-pangkat Dalam ATM" (in Malay). http://mzainudin.tripod.com/pangkat_tldm.htm. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. "Jadual Gaji Matriks untuk Pegawai Senarai Tugas Am ATM" (in Malay). Malaysian Army. http://army.mod.gov.my/attachments/article/25/Gaji%20ATM.pdf. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sultan of Selangor is the Honorary Fleet Admiral of TLDM, Sultan of Pahang is the Marshal of TUDM, while the other State Monarchs is Marshals of TDM.
  4. His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong holds this rank but they get his emolument as the national sovereign, not as the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Force.
  5. "Elaun Yang Dipertuan Agong, Sultan Dan Kerabat Diraja Malaysia". http://aduhaimedia.com/elaun-yang-dipertuan-agong-sultan-dan-kerabat-diraja-malaysia/. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  6. Their Royal Highnesses the State Monarchs receive their emoluments as the State Monarch.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 VUZA 3 is the service grade for the Chief of Defence Force, while VUZA 5 is the service grade for the Commander of Army, Commander of Air Force and Commander of Navy.
  8. "Tangga Gaji Baru 2012 SBPA – ATM antara yang bakal mendapat durian runtuh?" (in Malay). http://www.mamamurai.com/tangga-gaji-baru-2012-sbpa-%E2%80%93-atm-antara-yang-bakal-mendapat-durian-runtuh. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 


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