Papua New Guinea Defence Force ranks

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Papua New Guinea military ranks are the military ranks of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and are largely based on those of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3]

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy 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
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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No equivalent
PNGDF Land OF-07.svg PNGDF Land OF-06.svg PNGDF Land OF-05.svg PNGDF Land OF-04.svg PNGDF Land OF-03.svg PNGDF Land OF-02.svg PNGDF Land OF-01b.svg PNGDF Land OF-01a.svg PNGDF Land OF-(D).svg
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer Cadet


Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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No equivalent
PNG-Navy-OF-7.svg PNG-Navy-OF-6.svg PNGDF Navy CPT.png PNGDF CDR.png PNGDF LTC.png PNGDF LT.png PNGDF SLT.png PNGDF Midshipman.png
Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sub
Lieutenant
Midshipman


Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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No equivalent
PNGDF AF COL.png PNGDF AF LCOL.png PNGDF AF MAJ.png PNGDF AF CPT.png PNGDF AF 1LT.png PNGDF AF 2LT.png None.svg
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer Cadet


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]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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PNGDF Land OR-09.svg PNGDF Land OR-08.svg PNGDF Land OR-07.svg PNGDF Land OR-06.svg No equivalent PNGDF Land OR-04.svg PNGDF Land OR-03.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
?
Warrant Officer Class 2
?
Staff Sergeant
Plag Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kopil
Lance Corporal
?
Private
Soldia


Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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British Royal Navy OR-9.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman


Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Higher flag ranks and ceremonial ranks[edit]

Appointments to the most senior ranks are ceremonial, for the head of state and members of the royal family.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Yodu and Mautu promoted as full Colonels". Loop PNG. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Task Force Koa Moana arrives in Papua New Guinea [Image 4 of 6]". DVIDS. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Three PNG Defence Force Officers to take Pilot Training in New Zealand". Youtube - EMTV Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Prince Charles". Getty Images. Retrieved 26 April 2017.

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