Pakistan Armed Forces Ranks Comparison of Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers & Non Commissioned Officers (Pakistan Army Ranks , Pakistan Navy Ranks and Pakistan Air Force Ranks)

Pakistan Armed Forces are considered one of the largest and best in the world. While there are several military forces in Pakistan, three of the major ones are Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, and Pakistan Air Force. Stay with us as we discuss the ranks in the Pakistan Armed Forces in detail below for each of these three divisions.

Pakistan Armed Forces Ranks Comparison
Pakistan Armed Forces Ranks Comparison


Ranks in the Pakistan Armed Forces

Since the military forces of the sub-continent used to fight for the British for many years before independence, a similar ranking structure is followed as the English troops to this day. Accordingly, the army, navy, and the air force all have several levels of ranking officers that command the enrolled troops and help them become battle-ready.

Here’s a quick comparison of the ranks of each of these divisions.

Commissioned Officers Ranks

BPS

Pakistan Army 

Pakistan Air Force (PAF)

Pakistan Navy (PN)

BPS Apex
Field Marshal
(5 Star)
(it was only awarded to Field Marshal Ayub Khan)
Marshal of the Air Force
(5 Star)
(never awarded)
Admiral of the Fleet
(5 Star)
(never awarded)
BPS Apex
General (Gen)
(4 Star)
Air Chief Marshal (ACM)
(4 Star)
Admiral (Adm)
(4 Star)
BPS-22
Lieutenant General (Lt Gen)
(3 Star)
Air Marshal (AM)
(3 Star)
Vice Admiral (V Adm)
(3 Star)
BPS-21
Major General (Maj Gen)
(2 Star)
Air Vice Marshal (AVM)
(2 Star)
Rear Admiral (R Adm)
(2 Star)
BPS-20
Brigadier (Brig)
(1 Star)
Air Commodore (Air CDRE)
(1 Star)
Commodore (CDRE)
(1 Star)
BPS-19
Colonel (Col)
Group Captain (Gp Capt)
Captain (Capt)
BPS-19
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)
Wing Commander (Wg Cdr)
Commander (Cdr)
BPS-18
Major (Maj)
Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr)
Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr)
BPS-17
Captain (Capt)
Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt)
Lieutenant (Lt)
BPS-17
Lieutenant (Lt)
Flying Officer (Flg Off)
Sub Lieutenant (S/Lt)
BPS-17
Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt)
Pilot Officer (Plt Off)
Midshipman


Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) Ranks

JCOs also wear ranks on the shoulders of uniform.


Pakistan Army

Pakistan Air Force

Pakistan Navy

BPS-16
Subedar Major
Chief Warrant Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
BPS-15
Subedar
Warrant Officer
Fleet Chief Petty Officer
BPS-14
Naib Subedar
Assistant Warrant Officer
Chief Petty Officer

Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Ranks

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank badges are displayed on arm sleeves.


Pakistan Army

Pakistan Air Force

Pakistan Navy

BPS-13
Battalion Havildar Major
Chief Technician
Petty Officer
BPS-12
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar
Senior Technician

BPS-11
Company Havildar Major
Corporal Technician
Leading Rate
BPS-10
Company Quartermaster Havildar
Junior Technician

BPS-9
Havildar
Senior Aircraftman
Able Seaman
BPS-8
Lance Havildar
Leading Aircraftman

BPS-8
Naik (Nk)


BPS-7
Lance Naik
Aircraftman
Ordinary Rate
BPS-7
Soldier



All the information given here collected from different online resources including official websites of these three forces. However if anybody found any error or omission in this post, please write it in comments.

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