Military ranks of the Kingdom of Egypt

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Military ranks of Egypt
Turco-Egyptian
ranks
(until 1958)
Modern
Egyptian ranks
Western
equivalents
Officers
Mushir
مشير
General of the army/
Field Marshal
Sirdar
سردار
Fariq awwal
فريق أول
Colonel General
Fariq
فريق
Lieutenant General
Liwa
لواء
Major General
Amiralay
أمير آلاي
Amid
عميد
Brigadier
Qaimaqam
قائم مقام
Aqid
عقيد
Colonel
Bimbashi
بكباشي
Muqaddam
مقدم
Lieutenant Colonel
Sagh
صاغ
Raid
رائد
Major
Yuzbashi
يوزباشي
Naqib
نقيب
Captain
Mulazim awwal
ملازم أول
First Lieutenant
Mulazim thani
ملازم ثاني
Mulazim
ملازم
Second Lieutenant
Non-commissioned officers
Shawish
شاويش
Raqib
رقيب
Sergeant
Ombashi
أومباشي
Arif
عريف
Corporal
Soldiers
Askari
عسكري
Jundi
جندي
Private

The Turco-Egyptian ranks were the military ranks used by the Kingdom of Egypt from 1922 until they were changed in 1958 after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 and the abolition of the monarchy.[1] The names are Turco-Egyptian (i.e. derived from Ottoman Turkish and Arabic), and are derived at least in part from the pre-existing military structure developed out of the reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha. The design of the rank insignia was completely British with high ranks given only to British officers during Britain's occupation of Egypt. The rank of Sirdar was given to the British Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Army.

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Officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Kingdom of Egypt Kingdom of Egypt Field Marshal General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant No equivalent
Field Marshal General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
مشير
Mushir
سردار
Sirdar
فريق
Ferik
لواء
Liwa'
أميرألاى
Amiralay
قائم مقام
Kaymakam
بكباشى
Bikbashi
صاغ
Sagh Kol Aghassi
يوزباشى
Yuzbashi
ملازم أول
Mulazim Awwal
ملازم ثانى
Mulazim Tani
Kingdom of Egypt Kingdom of Egypt No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Egypt Egypt No equivalent None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
None.svg
Warrant officer Master Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private First Class
Mosa'id
(مساعد)
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)
Raqib
(رقيب)
'arif
(عريف)
Jondi awwal
(جندي أول)

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