Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Africa

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

Enlisted[edit]

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Algeria Algeria
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06.AlgAF-SGM.svg 05.AlgAF-MSG.svg No equivalent 04.AlgAF-SSG.svg 03.AlgAF-SGT.svg 02.AlgAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 01.AlgAF-AFC.svg No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman 1st Class Airman


Angola Angola
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No equivalent 06.ANAF-MSG.svg No equivalent 05.ANAF-SFC.svg 04.ANAF-SSG.svg 03.ANAF-SGT.svg 02.ANAF-CPL.svg 01.ANAF-PFC.svg 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 Benin No air force


Botswana Botswana
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06.Botswana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Botswana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Botswana Air Force-SSG.svg 03.Botswana Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Botswana Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Botswana Air Force-PFC.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman


Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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07.Burkina Faso Air Force-MCWO.svg 06.Burkina Faso Air Force-CWO.svg 05.Burkina Faso Air Force-WO.svg No equivalent 04.Burkina Faso Air Force-MSG.svg 03.Burkina Faso Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Burkina Faso Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Burkina Faso Air Force-PFC.svg 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 Burundi No air force


Cameroon Cameroon
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07.Cameroon Air Force-CWO.svg 06.Cameroon Air Force-WO.svg No equivalent 05.Cameroon Air Force-MSG.svg 04.Cameroon Air Force-SGT.svg 03.Cameroon Air Force-MCPL.svg 02.Cameroon Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Cameroon Air Force-PFC.svg 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 Cape Verde No air force


Central African Republic Central African Republic
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09.CAAF-CWO.svg 08.CAAF-WO.svg 07.CAAF-SGM.svg 06.CAAF-MSG.svg 05.CAAF-CSG.svg 04.CAAF-SGT.svg 03.CAAF-MCPL.svg 02.CAAF-CPL.svg 01.CAAF-PFC.svg 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 Chad
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No equivalent
05.Chadian Air Force-MSG.svg 04.Chadian Air Force-SSG.svg 03.Chadian Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Chadian Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Chadian Air Force-AFC.svg No insignia
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


Comoros Comoros No air force


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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09.DRCAF-CWO.svg 08.DRCAF-WO1.svg 07.DRCAF-WO2.svg 06.DRC-SGMFC.svg 05.DRC-SGM.svg 04.DRC-SFC.svg 03.DRC-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.DRCAF-CPL.svg 01.DRCAF-PFC.svg 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 Republic of the Congo
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07-ROCongo Air Force-CWO.svg 06-ROCongo Air Force-WO.svg No equivalent 05-ROCongo Air Force-CSG.svg 04-ROCongo Air Force-SGT.svg 03-ROCongo Air Force-MCPL.svg 02-ROCongo Air Force-CPL.svg 01-ROCongo Air Force-PFC.svg 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 Djibouti
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Djibouti-Airforce-OR-9.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-8.svg No equivalent Djibouti-Airforce-OR-6.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-5.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-4.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-3.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-2.svg Djibouti-Airforce-OR-1.svg
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 Egypt
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None.svg None.svg No equivalent Raqib Awwal - Egyptian Air Force.svg Raqib - Egyptian Air Force.svg Arif - Egyptian Air Force.svg No equivalent None.svg 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 Eritrea
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No equivalent 05. EAF-MSG.svg No equivalent 04. EAF-SSG.svg 03. EAF-SGT.svg 02. EAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 01. EAF-PFC.svg No insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private


Ethiopia Ethiopia
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07.EAF-SGM.svg 06.EAF-MSG.svg No equivalent 05.EAF-SSG.svg 04.EAF-SGT.svg 03.EAF-CPL.svg 02.EAF-LCPL.svg 01.EAF-PFC.svg No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private 1st Class Private


Gabon Gabon
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08.GAF-CWO.svg 07.GAF-WO1.svg 06.GAF-WO2.svg No equivalent 05.GAF-SGM.svg 04.GAF-SGT.svg 03.GAF-CPL.svg 02.GAF-LCPL.svg 01.GAF-PFC.svg 00.GAF-PVT.svg
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


The Gambia Gambia No air force


Ghana Ghana
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06.Ghana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Ghana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Ghana Air Force-FSG.svg 03.Ghana Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.Ghana Air Force-CPL.svg No equivalent 01.Ghana Air Force-LACM.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman


Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau No air force


Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
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08.Ivory Coast Air Force-CMSG.svg 07.Ivory Coast Air Force-SMSG.svg No equivalent 06.Ivory Coast Air Force-MSG.svg 05.Ivory Coast Air Force-SGT.svg 04.Ivory Coast Air Force-MCPL.svg 03.Ivory Coast Air Force-CPL.svg 02.Ivory Coast Air Force-PFC.svg 01.Ivory Coast Air Force-PVT.svg
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 Kenya
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None.svg None.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-7.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-6.svg No equivalent Kenya-AirForce-OR-4.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


Lesotho Lesotho No air force


Liberia 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 Libya
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No equivalent 05.Libyan Air Force-MSG.svg No equivalent 04.Libyan Air Force-SSG.svg 03.Libyan Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Libyan Air Force-CPL.svg No equivalent 01.Libyan Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Master sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman Airman basic


Madagascar Madagascar
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09.Madagascar Air Force-MWO.svg 08.Madagascar Air Force-CWO.svg 07.Madagascar Air Force-WO.svg 06.Madagascar Air Force-SGM.svg 05.Madagascar Air Force-MSG.svg 04.Madagascar Air Force-SGT.svg 03.Madagascar Air Force-MCPL.svg 02.Madagascar Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Madagascar Air Force-AFC.svg 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 Mali
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No insignia
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


Mauritania Mauritania
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Mauritania-AirForce-OR-9.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OR-8.svg No equivalent Mauritania-AirForce-OR-6.svg Mauritania-AirForce-OR-5.svg No equivalent Mauritania-AirForce-OR-3.svg No equivalent Mauritania-AirForce-OR-1.svg
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 Mauritius No air force


Morocco Morocco
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08.Moroccan Air Force-CWO.svg 07.Moroccan Air Force-WO.svg 06.Moroccan Air Force-SGM.svg 05.Moroccan Air Force-SSG.svg 04.Moroccan Air Force-SGT.svg 03.Moroccan Air Force-SCPL.svg 02.Moroccan Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Moroccan Air Force-PFC.svg 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 Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-AirForce-OR-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-2.svg 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 Namibia
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06-Namibia Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Air Force-FSG.svg 03-Namibia Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Namibia Air Force-SAC.svg 01-Namibia Air Force-LAC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class Warrant officer 2nd class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Niger Niger
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None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
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 Nigeria
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Air Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


Rwanda Rwanda
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06-Rwanda Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Rwanda Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Rwanda Air Force-SGM.svg 03-Rwanda Air Force-SSG.svg 02-Rwanda Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 01-Rwanda Air Force-CPL.svg 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 São Tomé and Príncipe No air force


Senegal Senegal
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Senegal-AirForce-OR-9.svg Senegal-AirForce-OR-8.svg No equivalent Senegal-AirForce-OR-6.svg Senegal-AirForce-OR-5.svg Senegal-AirForce-OR-4.svg Senegal-AirForce-OR-3.svg Senegal-AirForce-OR-2.svg 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 Seychelles No air force


Sierra Leone Sierra Leone No air force


Somalia Somalia
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07-Somali Air Force-CWO.svg 06-Somali Air Force-WO3.svg 05-Somali Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Somali Air Force-WO1.svg 03-Somali Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Somali Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Somali Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 3 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


South Africa South Africa
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SAA-OR-9.svg SAA-OR-8.svg SAAF-OR-7.svg SAAF-OR-6.svg No equivalent SAAF-OR-4.svg SAAF-OR-3.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Aircraftman


Sudan Sudan
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Sudan Air Force - OR08.svg None.svg No equivalent Sudan Air Force - OR06.svg Sudan Air Force - OR05.svg Sudan Air Force - OR04.svg None.svg Sudan Air Force - OR02.svg No insignia
Musaid awwal
Musaid
Raqib awwal
Raqib
Arif
Wakil arif
Jundi
Mustajidd


Eswatini Swaziland No air force


Tanzania Tanzania
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06-Tanzania Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Air Force-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Air Force-SGT.svg No equivalent 02-Tanzania Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Air Force-LCPL.svg 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 Tunisia
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Grade Marine tunisienne E8.png Grade Marine tunisienne E7.png Grade Marine tunisienne E6.png No equivalent Grade Marine tunisienne E5.png Grade Marine tunisienne E4.png Grade Marine tunisienne E3.png Grade Marine tunisienne E2.png Grade Marine tunisienne E1.png Grade Marine tunisienne E0.png
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 Zambia
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg British RAF OR-6.svg No equivalent British RAF OR-4.svg No equivalent British RAF OR-3.svg British RAF OR-2b.svg 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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