Military ranks of Syria

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This is a list of military ranks of the Syrian Armed Forces, which follow a rank system similar to the French Armed Forces as a former French mandate under the League of Nations, though the insignias were largely inspired by those of the British Armed Forces. Commissioned officers' rank insignia are identical for the army and air force. These are gold on a bright green or black shoulder board for the army and gold on a bright blue board for the air force. Officer ranks are standard, although the highest is that of General, a rank held in 1986 only by the commander in chief and the minister of defense. Navy officer rank insignia are gold stripes worn on the lower sleeve. The highest-ranking officer in Syria's navy is the equivalent of vice admiral in most countries. Army and air force ranks for warrant officers is indicated by gold stars on an olive green shield worn on the upper left arm. Lower noncommissioned ranks are indicated by upright and inverted chevrons worn on the upper left arm.

Commissioned officers[edit]

The following are 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
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Syria Army - OF10.svg Syria Army - OF09.svg Syria Army - OF08.svg Syria Army - OF07.svg Syria Army - OF06.svg Syria Army - OF05.svg Syria Army - OF04.svg Syria Army - OF03.svg Syria Army - OF02.svg Syria Army - OF01b.svg Syria Army - OF01a.svg Unknown
Field marshal
(فريق)
Colonel General
(عماد أول)
Lieutenant general
(عماد)
Major general
(اللواء)
Brigadier general
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second lieutenant
(ملازم)


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No equivalent
Syria Navy - OF08.svgGeneric-Navy-O10.svg Syria Navy - OF07.svgGeneric-Navy-O9.svg Syria Navy - OF06.svgGeneric-Navy-O8.svg Syria Navy - OF05.svgGeneric-Navy-O7.svg Syria Navy - OF04.svgGeneric-Navy-O5.svg Syria Navy - OF03.svgGeneric-Navy-O4.svg Syria Navy - OF02.svgGeneric-Navy-O3.svg Syria Navy - OF01b.svgGeneric-Navy-O2.svg Syria Navy - OF01a.svgGeneric-Navy-O1.svg No equivalent
Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Flotilla Admiral Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign


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No equivalent Syria Air Force - OF09.svg Syria Air Force - OF08.svg Syria Air Force - OF07.svg Syria Air Force - OF06.svg Syria Air Force - OF05.svg Syria Air Force - OF04.svg Syria Air Force - OF03.svg Syria Air Force - OF02.svg Syria Air Force - OF01b.svg Syria Air Force - OF01a.svg Unknown
General
(عماد أول)
Lieutenant general
(عماد)
Major general
(اللواء)
Brigadier general
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second lieutenant
(ملازم)


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, are as follows:

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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Syria-Musid-Awwal.svg Syria-Musid-Tani.svg Syria-Musid.svg Syria-Raqib-Taani.svg Syria-Raqib-Awwal.svg Syria-Raqib.svg Syria-Afik.svg No equivalent Syria-Jundi-Awwal.svg No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class
مساعد أول
Warrant officer 2nd class
مساعد ثاني
Warrant officer 3rd class
مساعد
Sergeant Major
رقيب أول
Staff Sergeant
رقيب ثاني
Sergeant
رقيب
Corporal
عريف
Private 1st class
جندي أول
Private
جندي


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08.Syrian Air Force-WO1.svg 07.Syrian Air Force-WO2.svg 06.Syrian Air Force-WO3.svg 05.Syrian Air Force-SGM.svg 04.Syrian Air Force-SFC.svg 03.Syrian Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Syrian Air Force-CPL.svg No equivalent 01.Syrian Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class
مساعد أول
Warrant officer 2nd class
مساعد ثاني
Warrant officer 3rd class
مساعد
Sergeant Major
رقيب أول
Flight Sergeant
رقيب ثاني
Sergeant
رقيب
Corporal
عريف
Airman 1st class
جندي أول
Airman
جندي
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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