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Officer Rank Insignia

Pakistani military uniforms closely resemble those of the British armed services. The principal colors are greenish brown for the army, navy blue for the navy, and light blue for the air force. Brown and black camouflage fatigues are commonly worn by army troop units. Rank insignia also are similar to those used by the British. The rank structure is also patterned on the British model. Following the British Indian tradition, there are three junior commissioned officer (JCO) grades between enlisted and officer rank for those who rise by promotion from among enlisted recruits. The junior commissioned officer is a continuation of the former viceroy's commissioned officer rank. During the early days of the Pakistan Army, there was a large cultural gap between officers and enlisted personnel. In the early 1990s, JCOs had wide responsibilities in the day-to-day supervision of lower grades, but they were a group that may have outlived its usefulness because officers have become "more Pakistani" and less dependent on British models and because the education level of enlisted men has risen. Promotion to JCO rank, however, remains a powerful incentive for enlisted personnel; thus, if JCO ranks are ever phased out, it will likely be a slow process.

Pakistan Air Force

Pakistan Army

Pakistan Navy


Air Chief Marshal
ACM

General
Gen

Admiral
Adm
Air Marshal
AM
Lieutenant General
Lt Gen
Vice Admiral
V Adm
Air Vice Marshal
AVM
Major General
Maj Gen
Rear Admiral
R Adm
Air Commodore
Air Cdre
Brigadier
Brig
Commodore
Cdre
Group Captain
Gp Capt
Colonel
Col
Captain
Capt
Wing Commander
Wg Cdr
Lieutenant Colonel
Lt Col
Commander
Cdr
Squadron Leader
Sqn Ldr
Major
Maj
Lieutenant Commander
Lt Cdr
Flight Lieutenant
Flt Lt
Captain
Capt
Lieutenant
Lt
Flying Officer
Flg Off
Lieutenant
Lt
Sub Lieutenant
S/Lt
Pilot Officer
Plt Off
Second Lieutenant
2nd Lt
Midshipman




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