Military ranks of Bangladesh

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The Military ranks of Bangladesh are the military insignia used by the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Commissioned officers[edit]

Since the independence of Bangladesh, Bangladesh army had followed the rank insignia pattern of British Commonwealth or British Army officer rank insignia. After the war of liberation 1971, all Bangladeshi army officers started to wear lotus instead of crescent-star of Pakistan Army. In the year 2013, the rank badges of generals were changed from the British Commonwealth or British Army officer rank insignia style to current style (the rank of badge of Maj. Gen. was made like Lt. Gen., Lt. Gen. was made like a full general and full general's insignia was made with an extra pip).

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

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Bangladesh Army[1]
Bangladesh-army-OF-9.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-8.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-7.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-6.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-5.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-4.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-3.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-2.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-1b.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-1a.svg
General
জেনারেল
Lieutenant general
লেফটেন্যান্ট জেনারেল
Major general
মেজর জেনারেল
Brigadier general
ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল
Colonel
কর্নেল
Lieutenant colonel
লেফটেন্যান্ট কর্নেল
Major
মেজর
Captain
ক্যাপ্টেন
Lieutenant
লেফটেন্যান্ট
Second lieutenant
সেকেন্ড লেফটেন্যান্ট
Officer cadet


 Bangladesh Navy[2]
14.BNF-ADMF.svg 13.BNF-ADM.svg 12.BNF-VADM.svg 10.BNF-CDRE.svg 09.BNF-CPT.svg 08.BNF-CDR.svg 07.BNF-LTCDR.svg 06.BNF-LT.svg Sub Lieutenant rank of Bangladesh Navy.png 05.BNF-SLT.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg British Royal Navy OF-Student.svg
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting Sub-lieutenant Midshipman Officer Cadet


 Bangladesh Air Force[3]
British RAF OF-9.svg British RAF OF-8.svg British RAF OF-7.svg British RAF OF-6.svg British RAF OF-5.svg British RAF OF-4.svg British RAF OF-3.svg British RAF OF-2.svg British RAF OF-1b.svg British RAF OF-1a.svg Bangladesh Air Force OF(D).png
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

JCO's, NCO's and enlisted[edit]

The rank insignia for 'other ranks' for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Junior Commissioned Officers Non Commissioned Officer Enlisted
 Bangladesh Army[1]
Bangladesh-army-WO-3.svg Bangladesh-army-WO-2.svg Bangladesh-army-WO-1.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-5.svg
Bangladesh-army-OR-4.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-3.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-1.svg
Master warrant officer
মাস্টার ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Senior warrant officer
সিনিয়র ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Warrant officer
ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Sergeant
সার্জেন্ট
Corporal
কর্পোর‍্যাল
Lance corporal
ল্যান্স কর্পোর‍্যাল
Sainik
সৈনিক


 Bangladesh Navy[2]
Bangladesh-Navy-OR-9.svg 04.BNF-MCPO.svg 03.BNF-CPO.svg 02.BNF-PO.svg 01.BNF-LSM.svg No insignia No insignia
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


 Bangladesh Air Force[4]
08.BAF-CWO.svg 07.BAF-SWO.svg 06.BAF-WO.svg 04.BAF-SGT.svg
03.BAF-CPL.svg 02.BAF-LACM.svg 01.BAF-ACM1.svg No insignia
Master Warrant Officer Senior Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 1 Aircraftman 2
Junior Commissioned Officers Non Commissioned Officer Enlisted
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Other appointments ranks

Sergeants holds key appointments in companies, batteries (company equivalent of artillery), infantry battalions and artillery regiments, e.g. Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS), Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), persons holding these appointments have separate rank insignias though these are not actually ranks.[5]

Other rank insignia
Army ranks Bangladesh-army-OR-9.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-8.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-7.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-6.svg
Regiment Sergeant Major Quarter Master Sergeant Sergeant Major Master Sergeant
Air force ranks 05.BAF-FSGT.svg
Flight Sergeant

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ranks & insignia". joinbangladesharmy.army.mil.bd. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Bangladesh Navy. "Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank". navy.mil.bd. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  3. ^ "OFFICER'S RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "AIRMEN RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Ranks and Insignia". Join Bangladesh Army. Archived from the original on 6 November 2017.

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