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Ranks of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

 

Ranks of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

The ranks in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force are similar to those of the Chinese Army, formally known as the People's Liberation Army Ground Force, except that those of the PLA Air Force are prefixed by 空军 (Kong Jun) meaning Air Force. See Ranks of the People's Liberation Army or the article on an individual rank for details on the evolution of rank and insignia in the PLAAF. This article primarily covers the existing ranks and insignia.

Contents

  • Ranks of Officers 1
  • Ranks of Enlisted Personnel 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Ranks of Officers

The current system of officer ranks and insignia dates from 1988 and is a revision of the ranks and insignia used from 1955 to 1965. The rank of Kong Jun Yi Ji Shang Jiang (First Class General) was never held and was abolished in 1994.

Rank image Name Usual translation
(Alternate translation)
U.S. Air Force equivalent
(NATO rank code)
Commonwealth air forces equivalent
空军上将
Kong Jun Shang Jiang
Air Force General General
(OF-9)
Air Chief Marshal
空军中将
Kong Jun Zhong Jiang
Air Force Lieutenant General Lieutenant General
(OF-8)
Air Marshal
空军少将
Kong Jun Shao Jiang
Air Force Major General Major General
(OF-7)
Air Vice-Marshal
空军大校
Kong Jun Da Xiao
Air Force Brigadier Brigadier General
(OF-6)
Air Commodore
空军上校
Kong Jun Shang Xiao
Air Force Colonel Colonel
(OF-5)
Group Captain
空军中校
Kong Jun Zhong Xiao
Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
(OF-4)
Wing Commander
空军少校
Kong Jun Shao Xiao
Air Force Major Major
(OF-3)
Squadron Leader
空军上尉
Kong Jun Shang Wei
Air Force Captain Captain
(OF-2)
Flight Lieutenant
空军中尉
Kong Jun Zhong Wei
Air Force First Lieutenant,
Air Force Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
(OF-1)
Flying Officer
空军少尉
Kong Jun Shao Wei
Air Force Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
(OF-1)
Pilot Officer
空军学员
Kong Jun Xue Yuan
Air Force Officer Cadet Officer Cadet
(OF-D)
Officer Cadet

Ranks of Enlisted Personnel

The current system of enlisted ranks and insignia dates from 2009.[1]

Name Usual translation U.S. Air Force equivalent
(NATO rank code)
Commonwealth air forces equivalent
空军一级军士长
Kong Jun Yi Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Air Force Chief Sergeant Class 1 Command Chief Master Sergeant (OR-9) Warrant Officer (OR-9)
空军二级军士长
Kong Jun Er Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Air Force Chief Sergeant Class 2 Chief Master Sergeant (OR-9)
空军三级军士长
Kong Jun San Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Air Force Chief Sergeant Class 3 Senior Master Sergeant (OR-8)
空军四级军士长
Kong Jun Si Ji Jun Shi Zhang
Air Force Chief Sergeant Class 4 Master Sergeant (OR-7) Flight Sergeant (OR-7)
空军上士
Kong Jun Shang Shi
Air Force Staff Sergeant
(Air Force Senior Sergeant)
Technical Sergeant (OR-6) Sergeant (OR-6)
空军中士
Kong Jun Zhong Shi
Air Force Sergeant Staff Sergeant (OR-5)
空军下士
Kong Jun Xia Shi
Air Force Corporal
(Air Force Junior Sergeant)
Senior Airman (OR-4) Corporal (OR-4)
空军上等兵
Kong Jun Shang Deng Bing
Airman First Class Airman First Class (OR-3) Lance Corporal (OR-3)
空军列兵
Kong Jun Lie Bing
Airman Airman (OR-2) Leading Aircraftman (OR-2)

References

  1. ^ 全军和武警部队年底前将全面施行新的士官制度

External links

  • Military ranks of the People's Liberation Army Air Force
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