Saudi Arabian military ranks

The article contains the military ranks and insignias of the Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia. The insignias were influenced by both the British and the American militaries.

Commissioned officers

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

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant
general
(فريق)
Major
general
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant
colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First
lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second
lieutenant
(ملازم)
Officer cadet
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent
Fariq Awwal
(فريق أول‎‎)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwa
(لواء)
Amid
(عميد)
Aqid
(عقيد)
Muqaddam
(مقدم)
Raid
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Mulazim Awwal
(ملازم أول)
Mulazim
(ملازم)
Officer cadet
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer
رئيس رقباء
Sergeant Major
رقیب اول
Staff Sergeant
رقیب
First Sergeant
Sergeant
وکیل رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Private
First Class

جندي أول
Private
جندي‎‎
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)
Raqib
(رقيب)
Wakil Raqib 'arif
(عريف)
Jondi awwal
(جندي أول)
Jondi
(جندي)
Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Senior Master Sergeant Master Sergeant Technical Sergeant Staff Sergeant Senior Airman Airman First Class Airman
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

References

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